Monday, July 26, 2010

Garden Day 125

It's hard to believe four months have passed since we started the garden. If I didn't have so many other things going on, I would have posted more updates. As it is, you'll have to settle for a quick summary. First, as I mentioned before, lettuces were a big success this year. We've also been enjoying basil in the form of pesto, bok choy, mustard greens, kohlrabi, radishes, tons of beets, some really good cucumbers, purple carrots, our first red bell pepper, tons of chard, and now the beans are ripening. This handful is mostly Jacob's Cattle Gasless. I grew them to the fresh shell or "shelly" stage between green beans and dried beans. Rumor has it that the flavor is especially good at this point. For the next few evenings at least I'm going to be picking just the ones I think are at the peak of ripeness. I haven't decided exactly what to do with them yet, but aren't they beautiful? Soon, I hope, there will be some tomatoes and more peppers. The tomatoes have plenty of flowers and some green fruit, but I'm anxious to see some red!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flowers in The Garden

It's high summer in the garden. Here are some images from the garden in general, not all from our own plot.