We finally got some new tomatoes in the vegetable garden last week. Considering that's it is actually September, it isn't looking too bad. The purslane planted in the cinder block cells are awesome. Definitely something we're going to repeat again next year.
Since we had being keeping the plants with our potted houseplants on the shaded deck we were concerned that the full sun of the vegetable garden would turn them into toast. Fortunately, Tucker cobbled together this burlap shade clothe shade structure using the tomato cages. It has totally worked and we have had no sun scald. Take special note of the festive florescent zip ties that are holding the whole thing together.
We had a bunch of rain and some cooler temperatures that resulted in one of the tomatoes that we saved (the Sugary) to start flowering and producing again. I'm pretty excited since my tomatoes have never managed to make it through a whole summer here in Texas. We won't talk about the Porter that was also saved. Let's just say that it's on life support and it's pretty touch and go.