The balcony garden is looking delicious!
We haven’t got any cucumbers yet. The blossoms have started to come on the Double Yield Cukes, though. With luck, we’ll see some before the first frost, bol.
Sweet Hot Peppers ripening up.
Black Beauty Pepper – a sweet bell-type of pepper.
Gregori’s Altai Tomatoes forming on the vine. These are a Siberian tomato that Elizabeth thought might work well during a cooler growing season.
Hungarian Hot Peppers. Elizabeth picked these while they were still yellow last year, not realising that they would eventually turn red. They were fine that way, but she thinks they have a bit more heat when fully mature.
Last year, the Morden Midget Eggplants didn’t do so well in the raised beds. Elizabeth thought that, like other aubergines she’s grown, they might prefer the heat up on the balcony. They’re worth growing for the flowers alone!
And they are producing well up there, despite the cooler weather we’ve had. Elizabeth hopes to use some of these in a Jewish pastry recipe she loves.
And for those of you who have been sitting on the edge of your seats all week wondering if the turnips have grown any…
It looks like they are yummying up from my balcony view of them (in the middle raised bed) and the second crop of beets, peas and carrots are coming along too!