Lots of work and progress in the garden this week; it’s only been a week and things start to look very different. The weather is dry in our area, we only had 1 short shower last week.
The Shishito peppers love the heat and have gotten so much bigger than last week. I didn’t have enough straws and that will be my next garden chores to cover the remaining plants.
I finally found a place to plant the Thai Holy basil, the green leaf variety called Gra Pow in Thai. I don’t recall ever eating this but I heard that it’s good and famous for Gra Pow Gai, spicy stir-fry chicken served with white rice. I can’t wait to give it a try.
It does look different than the Thai basil; there’s also a red leaf variety and I might plant that next year if it’s good.
The string beans start to take off; I covered it with straws so I’ll have less weeding to do and also help to keep the moisture in the ground.
The cucumbers start to climb the trellis with a little help from the shishkabob sticks.
From left to right: Boston pickling cucumbers, Jalapeno peppers, Blueberries, more Thai holy basils (Gra pow ) and Tomatoes.
Boston pickling cucumbers and Jalapeno peppers
Thai basils, Sweet basils, and Lemongrass
The blueberry starts to turn purple.
Only a few Persimmon fruits stick again this year.
The Kiefer lime grew new leaves, this year I did not move it to the garden. It’s heavy and the thorns are dangerous and used to prick me when I moved it to the garden and not to mention having to move it back in the late Fall. It’s easier to leave it near the house.