Pepper & Lettuce harvest, Cantaloupe & Tomato fruiting (July 7th, 2014 Garden Update)

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At the beginning of April, I planted several varieties of Lettuce, Spinach, and Kale. Within a month I was harvesting greens. Now that it has been several months, the lettuce and greens are aging-- it is time to sow a second Lettuce crop for a Fall harvest.
We recently purchased a large bag of Kale seed, several large packets of Salad Bowl and Grand Rapids Lettuce.In the upcoming weeks, we will be planting our greens, perhaps Broccoli and other root vegetables.

At this time, we are harvesting Peppers. We have three rows of Peppers, approximately 100 Pepper plants.
The peppers in the photo below are the Cowhorn hot pepper (long skinny pepper) and the Cubanelle sweet pepper (light green wide peppers).



Hot & Sweet peppers

The tomato plants are fruiting. I actually documented the Tomato garden in the video here, called "Tomato Army". Check out the other garden tour videos: garden 2 of 4 and garden 3 of 4.

I am excited about my Cantaloupe growing as well. It is growing larger by the day. This was a volunteer Cantaloupe that popped up in my Strawberry bed.



Cantaloupe growing in Strawberry bed


Another volunteer plant, the Pumpkin in my compost (picture below), is so large at this point it is taking up the space of my entire Compost bin. Volunteer plants do so much better in terms of quick growth, compared to plants you personally sowed from seed.



Pumpkin growing in Compost


At the second garden, my Cantaloupe and Watermelon plants are vining healthy. Some are flowering. Besides the cantaloupe in the strawberry bed, I'm not sure I will have any other melons this year. I have such a struggle with the conditions of melons. They're high maintenance--plenty of sunlight, plenty of water, fertile, loose, sandy soil.



100 Cantaloupe & Watermelon plants


Cantaloupe 2-3 ft long


Row of Cantaloupe


Watermelon
 

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Good job. I have never heard the term "volunteer plant" for plants that seeded from your compost. I had a few of those last year, it was a great gift to receive. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Cantaloupe plants and you have one hundred of them. So lucky, I wish I had that kind of room because that is my favorite fruit! That is like my ideal heaven right there.
 
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Cantaloupe plants and you have one hundred of them. So lucky, I wish I had that kind of room because that is my favorite fruit! That is like my ideal heaven right there.
Cantaloupes are one of my favorite fruits as well. I have many growing. They are small but I didn't expect them to get much bigger because of our climate (eastern Kentucky).
 
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Cantaloupe plants and you have one hundred of them. So lucky, I wish I had that kind of room because that is my favorite fruit! That is like my ideal heaven right there.
Go to recent posts for pictures of the cantaloupe harvest.
 
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I love all pictures of your fruits and vegetables, Cassie K:)
I have a question. How spicy is Cubanelle sweet pepper? Is it spicy at all? I've never tried this variety.
 
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I love all pictures of your fruits and vegetables, Cassie K:)
I have a question. How spicy is Cubanelle sweet pepper? Is it spicy at all? I've never tried this variety.
Cubanelle is a sweet pepper--very nice actually.
 
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Ummmmm, your garden looks very good, a very beautiful garden.
The photos here are from last year's garden. Refer to my recent posts to see what I have been growing so far.
Since March we have been growing Brussels, broccoli, radicchio, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, lettuce, peas, radishes, collards, etc. Since April we have been growing Peppers and tomatoes. Recently we have been planting Golden Honeydew melons, watermelons, cantaloupe, Luffa, birdhouse gourds, squashes, beans, corn, cucumbers.
If you're interested, go to http://veganslivingofftheland.blogspot.com to see this year's garden.
 
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Cubanelle is a sweet pepper--very nice actually.
Thank you for the information. This sounds so good! I'll definitely try to grow Cubanelle too. I think it's a perfect variety for me, because I've never been a big fan of spicy foods.
 

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