Lots of spicy peppers in this batch. And Okra too. Mmm.
What I've learned is that tomatoes need a lot of room to grow both vertically and horizontally. They produce in waves. Next season I'll stake them much better with concentric circle supports, so the heavy branches can relax against a variety of supports. And I need to have ideas for how to better handle the height. These are very tall tomato plants.
My green beans didn't produce a thing--but similarly to the tomatoes, I feel I didn't provide them the correct growing conditions. Next year I'll give them some nice, tall lattice to crawl up. Taller than the toms--& with a little more space to range. I'm sure they'll be fine if I do this.
Pepper plants--the jalapenos produce slower than the skinny hot green peppers. I can cut down on the number of spicy pepper bushes. They take longer to begin to produce, but once they do--gangbusters!
Okra is similar to tomatoes. Grows in waves. Slow to start, but then they make a lot & at a faster pace.
My artichokes and Brussels Sprouts never made anything. The corn died. I think it got eaten by something--but might also need more space and more serenity to grow nicely. Will try again next year, plant a bit more--but give it more room and more area.
All herbs I should probably grow in pots. They all want to take over and it's a battle.
My squash failed. It shouldn't have--as it grows wild all over. I think the herbs crowded out the light. I'll plant them again--similarly to the corn.
Plus, next year I'm going to try radishes and some lettuce.
Update ~ Sept. 11th, 2010:
More spicy bounty. My toms are getting smaller & smaller. Pretty soon I'll have to start harvesting green ones that just can't muster the energy to turn color. Tasty meals ahead! I enjoy my living garden on this sad day of memorial.