This week’s highlights are a plentiful harvest of green peppers and eggplants (brinjal), and the appearance of the first okura and bitter gourd. First, here’s an overall view of the veggie patch.
I’m pleased with the growth of the eggplant and okura – last year, the okura plants were unsuccessful. The neem that I used to ward off pests also seems to have played its part. All plants are generally healthy, with leaves showing no sign of attack from pests.
Here is the first of the okuras – the yellow flower is bright and beautiful. Unfortunately, I’m leaving for the US for the month and won’t be able to taste my okuras this time :(. Hoping they are still active when I return after a month.
Here’s an overall view of the patch along the wall.
In another fortnight, the bitter gourd and cucumber should cover the entire netting and provide a natural shade for a cool summer house within.
Here are the mini tomatoes slowly starting to ripen.
Here are the green peppers – probably the best harvest among all the plants this year until now.
The eggplants are doing great too, and have been harvesting some every day. Here is a snap of the eggplants.
Finally, a snap of a welcome visitor to my garden and some flowers below.
Have a great week!