My husband Andy's gourd project. He gets frustrated with their small size - but I think he's doing pretty well for a rather passive gardening project.
Dotti and Soot
Soot is such a friendly bird, and australorp - she comes up to you whenever given the chance, and is intrigued by the camera lense. I escaped peck-harm. Dotti "Donny" and Belina in the background. If only they would learn to roost 2 hours from now!
Sad Ichiban: overrun with aphids and mealybugs... i spray it weekly with peppermint, soap, and cayenne, but they keep marauding.
Nasty aphids. They've actually been significantly reduced.
Ripening Giant Marconis - the first batch grew to be about 4 times this size: i roasted them, skinned them, and stuffed them with delicious healthy (but evil tasting) things and baked them.
Garden in 'it's hot out here' mode.
Suyo Long cucumbers: they make me think they're ripening, then just shrivel off and mock me.
At least the native plants are happy: sage, rosemary and lantana.
The green goddess eggplant is pretty happy - the fruits aren't getting much size though. Not sure how to increase the size of my yields.
The pepper grove.