Black and blue sage.
Near the garden gate and compost bin, feeding plants rabbit manure tea.
Zebra strip tomatoes, green when ripe, very yummy.
The basil continues to do well although some of it has become a little chewed on. Most likely grasshoppers.
The okra is finally making enough for fried okra every few days.
The bees have really been working the Cushaw blossoms. There are a half dozen Cushaws over 20 pounds, as many medium ones and dozens of small sized squash recently pollinated.
The Cushaw patch.
One of the larger Cushaw squash.
One of three sweet potato beds. They aren’t taking off as well as I would like. This is the first time for either one of us to grow them.
Tomatillos – the plants are loaded, and on todays menu – Chili Verde with a sauce containing, peppers, tomatillos, onions, garlic, and herbs, all from the garden.
Looking up into a pepper plant.
The eggplants are finally looking good and blooming. Now if they will just make some fruit.
More bees working the butternut squash.
A baby buttercup squash.
Looking up into the squash plants, the curly tendrils seek a hold to grab on to.
Aren’t they adorable!
This is a volunteer cherry tomato. It is keeping us in garden snacks!
And this is Sarah’s morning’s work – working up two beds and planting over 200 bush beans for fall harvest. We covered the beds with chicken wire then laid the soaker hose on top. Normally the soaker hose would be closer to the ground but there have been a few leaks here and there needing repair. Why the chicken wire you ask? There has been a creature in the garden almost every night disturbing the soil around roots – haven’t been able to extricate him yet. Everybody’s gotta eat. Sarah will lay bricks around the edges so he doesn’t get under the wire, then lightly mulch with straw.
photo credit, Thank to Sarah Denton