My veggies are growing from the small seedlings that I bought at the end of May into larger plants with veggies on them, hurrah! I did have my first casualty, a cayenne pepper plant that was not happy at all. I finally determined that it was over watered and not draining properly - and an important lesson learned for next year - do not cheap out on potting soil! I bought a very cheap potting soil that was likely too heavy with few nutrients in the soil and my poor plants were paying the price. I bought some better potting soil and transplanted the sad looking plants and they are looking a lot better now. Unfortunately, the one plant didn't make it as it had already rotted apart from the roots.
My tomatoes are slowly growing, a little slower than other years but the plants look healthy. I think they are shaded for part of the day so hopefully they still grow many tomatoes as I was getting a lot in the past from the container plants in direct sunlight.
Many of the peppers that are growing so far are hot peppers, including the little purple peppers, a rare variety called Chinese Five Colors Hot Pepper. It should be interesting to see how they turn out!
I am attempting to post this blog from my cellphone using the official blogger app - I was using Blogger Droid until I started receiving spam notifications to my phone! So, if you are using the Blogger Droid android app to blog, you may want to uninstall it! such a shame as I really liked that app!