Mid Summer Garden

It has been a while since I updated my garden and this year my pickle cucumbers didn’t do too well and I was surprised to see one grew in the middle of the garden.

My sweet basil is doing well, I planted some in pots and a few in raised bed.

The cherry tomato plants are dying, I guess I have gone camping one time too many.

But I still get a few ripe tomatoes everyday.

The chili pepper plants are more hardy and can thrive on the rain falls.

This is the first time I bought the young pepper plants from Lowe and the pepper is longer than the Thai Chili pepper that I normally plant.

I never thought that I would see the Spinach vines climb the trellis.  This brought back my childhood memory, my mom used to plant this at the refugee camp in Thailand.

I think the flower is beautiful.

I planted the Thai eggplants in late spring and didn’t think they would produce any fruit.

Actually they are healthier than early Spring planting, and I didn’t see as many black bugs eating the leaves this year comparing to last year. I harvested a few today.

I hope you can guess what this is. It’s legal to plant them by the way.

The passion flower doesn’t look too passionate anymore.

I decided to plant mid summer planting this year and below are bush beans.

I also planted tomatoes and squashes.

So far the tomatoes are doing well.

This is my first time planting squash and I can’t wait to see it bears fruits.

More bush beans.

Max is not allowed in my garden.

And this is the reason why, Max loves cucumber and vegetables.

I took a picture of my dad’s garden two weeks ago and the string beans are thriving this year.

As for my garden neighbor, I think he gave up on his garden.  It’s kind of sad to see a beautiful garden go to waste. It’s an eyesore to his neighbors but I’m sure it’s a haven for the rabbits.

All photos were taken with a Canon T2i and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.


  1. It would be ideal to have a garden that could just thrive with the rain. But this summer’s weather has been strange. Some places are getting too much rain or not at all.

    Your climbing spinach is loving NC. The little flowers are really cute. The climbing spinach I gave my mom to plant looks nice too. I am hoping to make a big bowl of leafy spinach salad soon.

    • cn, I think it’s loving the hot and humid weather, I notice that it started climbing when it’s real hot. I’ve not tried the spinach vine yet, not sure if I would like the taste but it does look real pretty along my fence.

  2. I’m so happy you are still updating your garden photos. I haven’t read your blog in a few years since I moved to Laos.. and just came across it again. I always loved the photos of your dad’s and your garden. 🙂

    • Thanks Kelly, the gardens have evolved some and trying to grow tropical plant in the US is not as easy as growing it in Laos. It’s good to hear from you again, and it sounds like exciting time for you and your new addition, do keep in mind that the Lao tradition when they see cute new born they’ll say the baby is ugly. If that’s the case, it’s a compliment. 🙂

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