I know. Anyone can grow hibiscus in Arizona. They love the sun and heat. I also know that the blooms only last one day. But after losing many plants to the frost last winter, I am happy about new life. And these plants blooming today are young and thriving.
My sweet potato vines are also thriving. They are like weeds. This particular plant was one I dug up and moved to a new location at the beginning of of the summer. It looked like it wouldn't make it for awhile. But it's hard to kill sweet potatoes. I take no credit.
I cannot say the same for my one pathetic little jalepeno plant. It has produced 2 peppers all summer. And with both, I left them on the vine too long, waiting for them to get bigger. The bugs got to the first one. And the 2nd (still on the vine) has turned red and shriveled to half its original size.
How do you, my gardening friends* with abundant, overflowing produce, do it?
*Californians, Canadians, Pacific Northwesterners, or really anyone from anywhere but the hot hot desert, need not respond. I cannot relate to you. Nor do I think you have any idea about gardening trouble. Mostly I'm just jealous.