Ahh, such is the month of July/August in the desert Southwest. I spent some time a couple of weeks ago yanking most everything out so that TL can take out his baby rototiller and till up the soil whilst I add nutritious goodies like humate and compost to prepare for the glorious fall season.
So here's a few images from my homegrown backyard.....
A sickly looking pumpkin plant-in need of some TLC if we are going to get pumpkins for Halloween...
An overgrown neglected yellow pear tomato plant, still bravely producing a few tomatoes for our eating pleasure..An insanely overgrown Armenian cucumber plant, which I can't bear to pull out since it is something green to look at; however, it is not producing one smidgeon of cucumbers.
A little red jalapeno pepper, braving its way through the heat; it's probably so spicy hot it will knock our socks off.
But wait, a ray of hope!
The basil seems to have recovered from my massive pruning:
And we got some sunflower seeds! Better harvest them before the birds get to them.
July poundage total...a measly 11.25 lbs, mostly yellow tomatoes and basil.