November Tomatoes!

While I can’t say much for the rest of the garden (other than the eggplants), I seem to have had pretty good luck growing second season tomatoes this year. The broccoli and cauliflower are growing well, but not producing, and the squash are covered in flowers – but no squash, but the tomato plants are just covered in fruit and blooms.

I’m thinking I may just call it quits on trying to grow squash – I’ve just not had good luck with it here. The plants grow alright, but they either get sick and die, get stressed and die, or dry out and die. And then I’m stuck with huge swaths of garden that are not producing, which makes me kinda sad. Especially with how well eggplant and tomatoes do. Maybe I should just stick to nightshades!

Anybody want pie?

It’s that time of year again, when the citrus around here are ripening and turning sweet! Citrus requires cold weather to turn sweet – the fruit has been set on the tree for several months. This year we’ll likely have another bumper crop of limes – there are at least three times that many still on the (not that large) tree!

These are Mexican or Key limes – same/similar variety, just not grown on Key West. They’re yellow when ripe, but green on the inside. Delicious!