Radish Stew

A Central Texas Gardening Journal

Friday, August 12, 2011

What is growing in this heat?

We have summer peas. In the row is also a basil which has gone to seed. We have left it as a gift for the goldfinches. They love the seeds!

We have okra! This row is a type we have never grown before. It is Texas Hill Country Red Okra from Seed Savers.

Flowers still bloom occasionally. Besides this Rock Rose, we have Flame Acanthus, Fire Bush, and Turks Cap blooming.

The peppers are very small but the plants seem heat tolerant. This is a Santa Fe Pepper bush. We have also eggplant and tomato plants which have been trimmed back in anticipation of cooler temperatures and rain. 

These bunching onions are growing well. I like to have some young plants to tend. Besides these, we have a few tomatoes still in pots and a row of squash which is hanging in for now.