Picked this beauty from the garden a couple of days ago. Not sure if it's the total absence of rain, 95+ degree days, or just a wonderful mutation mom nature likes to display every now and again.
In general the garden has given up. It started off looking great and producing quite a bit of grub, but no rain since late June has taken it's toll.
Had to yank up all but 3 of the zuchinni plants and about a third of the snap beans. Once the bugs get in there, disease and mold follows and that carries right into the produce. The zukes were turning yellow and hairy before they reached 5 inches, and the ants and fruit flies were having a field day.
'Sniff sniff' The jalapeño plants have given up as well. I have one crop, waiting for them to turn red, and no new blooms. It doesn't help that I snatch one occaisonally either.
The Thai peppers however seem to be thriving. I stepped on one picking that freaky tomato and snapped it off at the ground. Now there's a small tupperware in the frig full of green Thai's. I see a Bangkok burrito in the very near future. ,