Sunday, December 25, 2011

Holiday Update: 12/25/2011

Let me start by saying "Happy Holidays" to everyone! I know I haven't posted an update in a while and there is more than one reason for it. The main reason is that I have been working full time and haven't had any extra time. The other reason is that the garden is pretty bare and all the updates would be identical and simply boring.

The only things really growing are radishes. It is nice weather but not warm enough to really be able to grow much without a greenhouse or row cover. I made covers for the structures that protect the beds but not really using them. I guess I just am a bit worn out this year and not much grows this time of year other than greens.

I have plans to add more beds and more structures for next year. I wanted to keep an area of the garden for direct in-ground sowing but even a 6 inch raised bed helps for keeping the cats out. I'm working it out in my head and will soon do it on paper. I just think that beds make things much easier for planning and planting.

I am working on the garden plan for next year and have many yogurt cups ready for young seedlings. The compost is looking good and will be great for the soil. I hate it but I may need to buy some potting mix for transplanting seedlings. I will be probably be buying a couple of garden soil bags. I don't buy anything fancy and just need some filler in the beds. The compost is great but I only have so much of it and needs to be spread out. Another large bin like the one I already have would be great but they are not cheap. We'll have to wait and see.

My mother in law was given tons of seed packets and brought them over and I am now the proud owner of 25 seed packets. The catch is that these seeds were packed for 2009 and I don't know how they were stored. I will be starting these early to see if they will actually germinate and will try to save newer seed from the plants that do grow.

Well, that is pretty much it for now but I will be updating if anything changes.

Luis

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Farm Update: 11/12/11

We start this week by showing the bed that was moved over from behind the garage. I had a spot planned for it but some tomato plants needed to be taken out. I couldn't wait and I was looking for something to do. I ended up putting it on the opposite end of the garden. I even pulled out the last pieces of landscape fabric I could find. I also had a large bag of mulch and that was added as well. I can always add smaller beds in the covered area. I would just need to move the mulch over and place the bed on top of the landscape fabric.

The strawberry bed is the one sticking out from the bottom left of this photo and the plants are growing well in it. I will probably be adding more strawberry plants once Spring rolls around. It will help fill up the bed a little faster and more berries are always a good thing.

Next bed has a single cucumber plant that will start growing up the massive trellis. We are hoping to have some cucumbers from this plant, but we'll have to wait and see. I don't have anything else planted in this bed but may be adding something this coming week. I have many seeds that could be added but it will not easy to choose.

The plant looks fairly healthy at this point and will hopefully stay this way. I believe these are Straight Eights. We had some of these during the early part of the summer and they were tasty.


The garden right now still looks pretty good considering the weather has gotten colder. There hasn't been much change since the last update and everything looks pretty much the same. The only real difference is the new bed and the seedlings have grown a bit.

I know I normally have more photos but I'm keeping this one short.


I will be back next week and will be back with more photos but this week's photos can be found HERE!

Luis

Monday, November 7, 2011

Farm Update: 11/06/11

Another week has passed and that means that it is time for another update. The established plants haven't made a huge change but seedlings have started to emerge. The first photo shows the little change that has occurred, but there is something new in the garden.

The two beds on the right have simple pvc structures with bird netting attached and they do a great job of keeping the cats out. I have already created covers for these structures from large, thick trash bags for those frosty nights. I know there shouldn't be too many in this area but you never know what may come our way.

I mentioned new seedlings have sprouted and here is the proof.  These happen to be radishes but they are not alone. The two small beds along the wall have white swiss chard, lettuce and more radishes that have also sprouted. There may be some radishes ready from these beds soon.

Enough about seedlings, and on to tomatoes.


Yes, you read that correctly.  Tomatoes are still going and no sign of slowing down yet. I have been harvesting tomatoes a little early and allowing them to ripen on the window sill in the kitchen. I do this to allow the plant to put all of its energy into producing more and larger fruit.

These specific tomatoes have been picked and are ripening in the kitchen.

I am now also growing marigolds from seed, at least trying to in the bed behind the garage.

The last shot for this update is of that bed. It has been raining lately and the bed is soaked but not much can be done. I am thinking of moving that bed into the main  garden area. I won't be able to until the bamboo structure is taken out and that won't be out until I pull the tomato plants attached to it. For now, it will stand alone.

I will be back with another update soon enough. The photos for this update should hold you over until next time. Those can be found HERE.

Luis

Monday, October 31, 2011

Farm Update: 10/31/11

We've had more than a few blooms from the flowers out front and this is another beauty. There are more out there and more are on the way. We didn't know what kind of flowers they were when we moved in, 2 years ago today, but have loved every bloom since.

There hasn't been a huge amount of change from last week but there are a few new pieces in the garden.

Let's get started...



This is the first row cover/ cat shield that I came up with and it seems to be doing the trick pretty well. If you have been reading my recent blog posts, this is the same structure that had the blue cover on it. The blue cover was actually a plastic table cloth that I found in the garage but it just wasn't working for me. The Southern California weather is great for gardening and the need for row covers is not always as great as it is in other parts of the country. Anyways, the pepper plants were basically being steamed inside of this thing and not doing much good. I know it is hard to tell but it has been covered with bird netting and it seems to be doing the trick. I decided to do it this way because it helps shield from critters leaving a nice present and doesn't cook the plants. When it does get cold, I can just put a blanket over it at night or some other covering.

These 2 large tomato plants dominate this side of the garden. but we can see the small raised beds along the wall and a few other plants. There is a 2x2 brick bed, from this angle, next to the tomatoes, with a cover made from pvc and chicken wire. This small bed/area is currently empty and may stay that way for a while. The large tomato plants shade out this area and not much sun gets through.

The other tomato plants in this shot are the main producers for now. They are still pumping out some delicious tomatoes. I don't know how much longer they will hold out but I am in no hurry to pull them.

The small beds are showing life and we may have some harvesting soon.

The larger plants in this bed are the radishes. I can't remember the variety but I do remember it is only 29 days for these radishes. I know they aren't getting all of the sun they should be and they may take a little longer but that is fine with me.

There are quite a few other things that are also coming up in these two beds. We have carrots, lettuce, and possibly beets already showing signs of life. The other thing coming up are tomato seedlings, but I don't remember planting tomatoes in these beds. I did mix in some compost and that could be the source of the seeds.

Here is the same overview shot you see in every update. As you can see, there has not been much of a change. Peppers and tomatoes keep producing. The biggest changes have occurred in the last two beds on the right. The once covered up with the yard guard, now has the pvc cover that is shown on the last one and I have built another cover for that last bed. The cover was moved over because the yard guard wasn't allowing the cucumber plant to grow. I gives the plants more breathing room. I am excited that the strawberries seem to take up more space in the last bed. I have picked a few strawberries and they are little delicious snacks.

The last shot for this update is one of the lonely raised bed behind the garage. It was mostly cleared out and left like this for a while. I left all the cages and bamboo in it in order to keep the cats out but I spent some time today cleaning it out totally and started over. The bed has been replanted with a large portion of the seeds I harvested from the marigolds. I also tossed in some sunflower and wildflower seeds. I don't know how it will go, but we'll just have to wait and see. Once the planting/seeding was done, this was covered up with the yard guard.

Well, we have come to the end of this update. Stay tuned for the next one.

Luis

Find the rest of the photos for this update HERE!

Planned Garden Upgrades

The garden this year has been productive but it still needs a little work. I am trying to put a list together of all the upgrades I think/believe I need. I know there are people out there that may have had similar ideas and I would love some feedback.

Upgrades needed/working on:

1. Finish building covers for raised beds and in-ground garden area.

2. Possibly more raised beds.

3. Cleaning up small area along wall and possibly put in small raised beds.

4. Find items for trellis building.

5. Suggestions??

I may end up adding or removing items from this list.

Luis

Monday, October 24, 2011

Farm Update: 10/23/11

As you can see, the tomatoes are still hanging on. This is one of the handful of tomato plants that are still producing. These specific tomatoes will be cooked and eaten tonight. Many tomatoes have been already eaten/given away but we have no issues with more fruit.



All but one plant, in the back bed, was pulled except for one. I originally filled this bed with only compost and it has been broken down over the season. The soil looks great and will be amended with more compost. I was thinking of moving this bed out to the main part of the garden but there isn't enough room. Some tomato plants would need to be taken out.

I am not sure what I can grow back here but I may just toss in some flower seeds and see what happens. The tomato plants back here didn't produce as much as hoped but I can always try different things.


 I am happy to report that the small beds, along the wall, have started showing signs of life. There are many seedlings that have come up but I am expecting many more. These beds include some greens and root veggies. These are the beds that my dad help built and he's excited to see what comes out of it. I promised him I would share.



There are many kumquats on the tree and they will all be enjoyed. I haven't gone through and counted the young fruits but let's just say that we will have more than enough,. Of course, my wife is ecstatic about it and can't wait. When we bought the tree, it had tons of fruit on it but have only been able to eat 1 kumquat. I moved the tree into a very large container, put it in the shade, and started watering it more often. It's funny how much difference a little attention makes.

The last photo for this week, shows a poblano pepper plant. This is one of 3 pepper plants under the stand-alone row cover frame. The peppers aren't really large but they do the trick.

This brings me to my next garden project.. I am looking to build pvc frames with some bird netting. This will hopefully keep the cats out and allow the plants to get bigger. I can always put blankets or anything else on top if the weather gets a bit cold.

This is it for this update and the corresponding photo set can be found HERE!

Luis

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Farm Update: 10/16/11

We start this update with a shot of the small harvest from this weekend. The eggplants were a very nice surprise that were found hiding on the plant. There are many more fruits on the plant and we hope to enjoy as many of them as possible. This year has been a little low on the eggplant, especially after last year's bounty.

The tomatoes supply for this year is slowly winding down but there is a steady supply of them still. The pepper plants are still producing as well and still look good.

Here are the main beds of the garden and they are still kicking for the season. The bottom right plant is the massive eggplant I was just talking about. Also in this shot, pepper and tomato plants.

The bed with the yard guard over it has cucumbers, bush beans, and few root veggies. The seedlings seem to be growing fine with the warm weather. I just hope it will continue for a while and helps get the plants get to a decent size. I don't know how much it will produce, or if it does, but there is only one way to find out.

The whole garden is show here and everything is seen. We'll start on the right with the blue, stand-alone, row cover. This one is built with pvc, a few fittings, plastic tablecloth and some duct tape. It is a stand-alone unit that will be properly installed at some point.

More tomato plants and pepper plants around it. Like you just read, the beds are still kicking. The last bed on the right is my strawberry bed and it has started to look good. There are plans to have structures put into the beds that will be used to keep the cats out.

The last shot for this week is the tomato plant in the bbq structure. I have grown potatoes in this "planter" and had some success but this tomato plant is doing much better. Large fruits have come from this plant and it continues to produce. When I transplanted this plant into it, I sure didn't expect the amazing results.

I will be back soon with another update and will be posting more photos.


The photos for this update can be found HERE!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Farm Update 10/04/11

I am back this week with more photos and news from the "farm". Two new small beds were built an added to the growing number of beds. There are sprouting seeds already and more are on their way. 

As you can see, I have cat-proofed the beds by covering them and added bricks to help hold it all down. I am  using an accordion like fence and 6 of the metal squares that came from a tomato cage I took apart. I bought pvc to assemble row covers for all the beds but haven't gotten there yet and this is a great solution for now. 

These beds are 1.5 foot x 3 feet and sit along a shared wall. The other side of the wall is the neighbor's drive-way. The construction for these is the same as the larger beds but just smaller. I filled these with grass clippings from the compost bin and some store bought garden soil. The actual soil is only a few inches deep. I mixed everything and then just planted. I must say that without help from dad, these may not have been finished in the speedy time that it was. So, thank you dad!

Cucumber seeds were also sowed and they have already sprouted. Also in the same bed, bush beans have sprouted. I know it is really late in the season but the weather here doesn't cool down for a while. I have only taken out the tomatoes from the one bed and a 2 pepper plants. The plants weren't doing well and needed to go.

The recently planted varieties have a maturation date of less than 60 days and may give us some much needed cukes. We ate 3 or 4 this year but want more. I think we are mater'd out. 




As you can clearly see, the growing has definitely not stopped this year yet. The bed on the left has one plant that really stands out. This is a yellow pear tomato plant and this one plant has been producing at a steady rate. This bed also houses a bell pepper and a banana pepper plant. This has been the only banana pepper plant all season and we can't keep up with it! We've given away peppers like crazy from not only this plant but all of the green bell plants as well.  I may not plant so many bell peppers this Spring. Yes, I am already thinking of next Spring.


This is a shot of the tomato plants that are left of the season, and these  5-6 plants are keeping us stocked. I gave some tomatoes to my mother in law and a friend last night. We are free of tomatoes for now, although I'm pretty sure that there are some in the fridge. As you can see, there are more tomatoes on the plants and I  just harvested a handful of them. 



We have been blessed with very large amounts of fresh organic produce from a 100 square foot garden, and the season is not really done yet! I plan on getting more intense for next Spring and do more successive planting. I am also adding more beds to the garden and "finishing" up the landscaping. I don't think I will ever be "done" with the garden but better organization is always a plus. I am also looking for more places to put a few small beds around the yard. I am also planning on expanding my berry library. I've already got strawberries but plan on adding blueberries for sure. 

The last photo of this week shows one of the many seeds that have sprouted in the small beds. Of course, I will now include the new beds in the updates and will be sharing the joy with my dad. He was happy to know the progress that has already occurred in only a week.

Until next time!

Luis

This week's photos can be found HERE!




Sunday, September 18, 2011

Farm Update - 9/18/11

I'm back! I know It has been a while from the last  update and that is mainly due to taking a nice long vacation. This vacation was to Alaska and it was worth every penny. I will be posting photos on Flickr and will be posting about it on my photography blog.

In order to keep the garden going while being away, I put in a irrigation/drip system with a timer and it worked wonders. The plants made it through and produced well, at least that's what my mother in law told me. She was gracious enough to come over and make sure everything was going well, not only in the garden but in the rest of the yard. The lawns also had sprinklers set up on timers and the small amount of rain didn't hurt.

The black hose goes to the drip system and the green hose is for the sprinkler in the backyard. The system wasn't horribly expensive and it got the job done. It took some work to get it in but well worth the money and effort for it.

The strawberry plants seem to be enjoying their new home. These were added before the trip, and have grown to almost twice the size. There are young strawberries on the plants and will hopefully be plentiful. I currently have a small roll of yard guard over the bed, to keep the cats out, but planning on installing row cover with some pvc pipes. I want to not only keep the cats out, but also give them more room to grow up, and shelter from the strange weather patterns. 

I plan on doing the same thing with the other 4 beds and on more beds that are planned. I actually have more "upgrades" that I am planning for the garden and I will probably be doing a post about that.


The lonely bed behind the garage still has tomato plants in it and it is not giving up. The plants have gotten pretty big and are still producing a good amount of tomatoes. These are really green but I'm sure they will ripen up nicely. I have been thinking of moving this bed out to the main garden but I need to remove other plants in order to fit it in and I'm not ready just yet. Besides, I've already pulled all the tomato plants in my main tomato bed. 


On to the beds! We can start with the bed on the right with the yard guard over it. This was the main tomato bed but it is empty for now. I will probably be adding some beans. cukes or even squash for the fall. I know there is still another month or so of good heat and if I put in plants with short maturation dates, I can still get a decent crop before the fall plantings.

The other two beds still keep producing great tomatoes and peppers but the eggplants have slowed down a little. All of the plants have gotten bushier and bigger while we were gone and there were branches everywhere had delicious organic produce. We can't eat all of it fast enough and I will be dropping off a few things with my parents later today. Although, I've gotten my mom into growing her own veggies and she has large amounts of tomatoes. 

There is one more bed that is not visible in this one shot but that is the one with the strawberries in it. It is further to the right, next to the covered up bed. Like I said before, I'm leaving the strawberries in there for now and will see/report how those go. 

The last photo for today show one of the many kumquats that have appeared on the dwarf tree. The tree itself has gotten about 6 inches taller. It didn't have any fruit on it before the trip and it is great to see it finally producing again. I guess all it needed was more water than what I was giving it. It was added to the end of the drip system and it moved to an area where it would get a little more shade. 

I will be back next week with another blog post. 

Luis

Here are the photos for this week's update: Flickr

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Weekly Farm Update! 8/21/11

I am very glad that the weekend is finally here and I can share a few photos from the "farm".

The tomatoes are still the dominant veggies producing fairly well in the garden. The season is slowly winding down but is still warm enough for these beauties to put out. Harvesting has been scaled back a bit but it continues nonetheless.

Last week, I talked about moving a raised bed from behind the garage to the main garden and I may move the second one. There are a couple of plants back there that are still producing but will be moved for the new season. I want to clean up and have it ready for the fall season this year but I now I am running a bit late on that.

There are needed upgrades for the farm and I am slowly trying to get through them. The drip/irrigation system will, hopefully, be done tomorrow. The main line was put in a few weeks ago but has not been finished. I need to attach the sprayers and attachments to it.

The left half of the garden will soon have more raised beds. The cats are getting to be to much of a hassle and raised beds will be useful, as long as certain things are added to the beds. I'm planning on using pvc pipes to a  make mini hoop-house for each bed. I'm not sure what to use as the covering and I am open to any ideas. So, please make suggestions.

Of course, more plant support is necessary. The tomato plants this year have gotten fairly large and they had to be trimmed back quite a bit. The large pvc trellis has been great for the yellow pear tomatoes and it seems to be holding up fine.

Here is a shot of the area behind the garage with the lonely raised bed. I will save it from its despair and move it over soon. The area with the chicken wire being held by  bricks is where the other bed was moved from and it may be planted with something.

The plants that are still back here are setting fruit but not as much as its counterparts that get full sun, but they do ok. You can see the drip system tube going through here but I'm not sure if the bed back here really needs it. The soil stays fairly moist and not much watering is needed anyway.




The newly relocated bed had some strawberry plants put into it but will be filled in shortly. I have a larger container with more strawberries that will probably be put in here. I put these in by themselves to see how they did and they seem to be doing fine. I didn't want to run the risk of losing all of them at once. 



The last photo for this week is of my wife's Nagami kumquat tree. This is a dwarf version and has been doing well in a container. This one requires a lot of water as the sun can dry out container plants much easier. I will be attaching the drip system to water this too.

That is it for this week and I will be back with more updates soon. There is not that much going on in the garden right now. I hope to be doing a separate post on putting in the needed upgrades and a few other things.



Until next time!

Luis

You can find the rest of the photos for this week's update HERE!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Weekly Farm Update: 8/15/11

I am now figuring out that Monday night updates may be the better option. We have been so busy, on the weekends, that there is only enough time to take some photos and edit them but not much more. We'll see how I do as time goes on but it is time for some photos and a treat at the end!

Our first shot this week is a plant near the garden that has gorgeous orange blooms. I'm not sure what it is called but I know it has "lion" in the name somewhere. I trim it down every year and it keeps coming  back.




The pepper plants in this bed are not looking so hot but they don't appear to be dying, at least too badly. I also tossed in some beet seeds and some of those have already sprouted. I also had an onion growing in a cup and it seems to have taken root and it is larger everyday. 

The pin-wheel helps hold the chicken wire in place and adds a little color to an otherwise, dull bed. 


The beds look pretty much the same but continue to put out peppers and tomatoes. The end of the season is not too far away and I'm already planning the needed upgrades. Another large bed is planned where the small brick beds sit. The brick beds seem to be doing fine, but I just want something a little more stable and unified.

I've already added another 3x3 bed into the main garden and there was no actual building necessary!


I was checking on the beds, that are behind the garage, and dug around a little to see if any other seedlings were popping up. I dug in a corner of the bed and realized that it was pretty much soaked all the way through and fairly cold. As it turns out, the sun doesn't really get enough back there for anything to really grow, except for radishes. 

I grabbed the shovel and mixed the soil to air it out. Of course, this was done only after all the radishes had been pulled. I then filled up a trash can with about half of the soil and moved it over to the new area for this bed, which is on the end of the garden nearest to the patio.

Next came the chore of moving the wooden bed itself but that just lifted straight up with no issues. The new area was leveled and cleaned up. The recycle bin was the next thing dragged over and all the cardboard and newspaper went down first. The bed was set on top and was filled with a new bag of garden soil, grass clippings/compost and the wet soil from the trash can. A little mixing followed and a roll of yard guard was placed on top to keep the cats out. 

The photo shows the bed in the original space it was placed but all that is left is just soil with a large pice of chicken wire that is held down with bricks. I don't want the cats getting into that either. I'm not sure what I will do with the area but I may toss in some flower seeds. The other bed in the photo is still there but that too may be moved into the main part of the garden. I wanted to keep open area in the garden for direct in ground planting but it is a pain to keep messing with chicken wire. I already have some ideas as to how to keep it  cat free.

The last photo for this week is one that shows off on of the many Poblano peppers for this season. These won't be clipped until they are large enough to be able to make stuffed peppers. I'm not sure if these will be any good but I will post the recipe if it does come to fruition. 





For the first time ever, I am including a video in a post. This was shot with my new Canon T2i camera and I know it is fairly crude but I will hopefully get better at it. Don't freak out if you don't hear me speaking because I didn't say anything at all. This is a virtual walk-through of the current state of the garden. I hope you like it and will offer constructive criticism. 


This is it for this week's update! You can find this week's update in photos HERE!

Until next time!

Luis

Monday, August 8, 2011

Weekly Farm Update: 8/7/11

Welcome back to another week of updates. Yesterday we put down the main line for the drip / irrigation system for the plants in the yard.. My mother in law was kind enough to pay for a $40 kit that has pretty much all we need. The kit comes with 200 ft of tubing and it was wrapped all the way around the perimeter of the yard and then some. We will be putting in all the sprays and attachments to it. A timer will be set and manual watering will be minimal, at least that is the hope. Of course, I will be sharing all of that here.

As you can see, the strawberries are thriving in the pot and have sent out shoots looking for more room. I just need to find the room for it but I am thinking of adding another 3x3 to the main area of the garden. There is room on the end of the garden, near the patio. The drip system goes right over that area anyways, so nothing will really need to be moved.

The other biggest thing coming out of the garden this year, other than tomatoes, is peppers. Like I've said before, I promised my wife Banana Peppers last year but that didn't happen. I guess the plants know that and they are producing like crazy. Wait, I should say plant, we've only got 1 plant and we don't know what to do with all of them. They have been eaten fresh and cooked into different dishes but there are so many of them. I know we can probably pickle or can them but I am not ready to try my hand at that yet.




The raised beds are doing well and bursting with tomatoes and peppers. The yellow pear tomatoes are growing up the new trellis and it seems to be working fine. It is definitely much easier to harvest and allows for better air circulation.

Peppers, tomatoes and a few eggplants have come out of these three beds but they are not done producing yet. I did some light harvesting today but more needs to be down tomorrow. I'm not sure where we will find the room in the refrigerator but they will soon find homes.

The weather here has been funky here and the plants don't know what to do. They look like they've had enough and begin to wilt. A few days later, there is new growth and all of sudden, it is completely lush. There is so much green that it does not look like the same plant.

This has happened with this tomato plant and it has many small green fruits on it. I love Southern California for the longer seasons, but it is strange sometimes.





The last photo for this week is of a "mutant" yellow pear tomato. I looks like 3 tomatoes that decided to join hands to form a larger tomato. There have been many of these and they are eaten up just like the "normal" ones.

Til next week!

Luis

P.S:  This week's photos are HERE!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Weekly Farm Update! 8/2/11

I know I'm running late this week but there is a great reason for it. The weekend was spend in Yosemite and at the state fair. The snow was plentiful this year in the mountains which made for amazing waterfalls. I haven't had a chance to edit those yet but it should be up this week on my photography blog. (Link now added in sidebar)

Last week I mentioned some construction in the garden and here is a shot of it.  PVC pipes and nylon netting were used to build a large trellis structure for the raised beds. Large for me is 6 feet tall by 9 feet wide. Each "square" is 3x5 feet and the extra foot was turned into feet.

I'm not sure how much weight it will hold but we shall see. For now, I have woven some of the yellow pear tomato plants and it seems to be holding up. I am planning to growing different things on it and will be sharing results here.

This is the bed in the back and the radishes are getting bigger everyday. The wife has already enjoyed the first radish and loved it. She did say that it was a little spicy and it emitted a strong scent. I'm not a fan of radishes but she loves them and that is all that matters.

This bed has more than just radishes and seedlings are slowly coming up. I'm not positive as to why this is happening, but it may just be the sun exposure. I know it does get sun but it may not be enough. Radishes are a cooler season crop and are fairly easy to grow. We'll see what happens.

This photo is to show off some lovely yellow pear tomatoes but also showing off the new trellis.  Like I said before, I don't know how this new trellis will hold up.

The tomatoes this season have been plentiful and I hope to keep it this way for a little longer. I will see about planting the fall garden but I may cheat a little by running over to the nursery for some seedlings.

I am keeping it short this week but will, hopefully, be doing some work / chores in the garden and may have a larger update for next time.

Luis

This week's photos can be found HERE!