Despite still having to deal with little pests dining on my plants – I had a pretty good week in the container garden. The hardest hit plant – my Japanese eggplant bush, which has had a large yield mostly consumed by an albino possum – has recovered nicely with some new growth (right). Meanwhile, the various varieties of tomatoes are ripening on the vine and they are delicious. I also have plenty of peppers and even a few chubby little cucumbers.

This is my favorite time of the season – when all the hard work of starting the seeds in the spring, protecting and caring for the plants as they grow, is really paying off with nice yields and plenty of fresh herbs and vegetables for the table.