It’s been only 2 weeks (3 for a couple of beds) since I last photographed everything, but the difference in the garden is huge. I have comparison photos. 🙂
It has been either really hot or raining like a monsoon lately, so the weeds are going nuts. It’s almost more than this old back can handle just keeping them from winning. By the time I get the last bed weeded, the first is looking shaggy again. Sigh… remind me why I love to garden so much.
Oh yeah, sunshine on my back, time alone to think and plot novels, music on the MP3 player…
So here are the photos, most were taken July 6th and today. A few are from June 24th.
Onions (bunching and other) planted in beds to ward off bugs.
From one stalk of apple mint to many. And taller. And bushier.
Grape vines, thicker, fuller, and covered in future “Grapes of Wrath” hot pepper jelly.
Russet potatoes doing much better for the weeding and rain.
The eggplant clearly looked at the photo on the name stake.
Jim’s hot peppers (my own breeding program) are now starting to fruit.
No vine yet, it better hurry up!
The Goldie’s Choice yellow romas that I’ve been breeding for the past 10+ years have doubled in size in 2 weeks! And one of the Xtra Meaty romas (also my own breeding experiment) has its first tomato.
The perennial broccoli seems to be working out so far. it’s grown much bigger, but only next spring will tell if it is a perennial this far north. Also, no buds yet, so no telling how it will taste. The seed pack says it’s more of a raab than a broccoli, as it doesn’t head up. Either way, I’m giddy at the thought of a perennial crop!
I also tried perennial kale, but it all died off in the heat. Not a good start to that experiment! I’ll start some more and get them out this week, as well as regular kale, spinach and beets. Maybe more turnip…. how many is too many? What about parsnips? Better plant extra, just in case.
Either way, I’m really enjoying my improved health, even if my back does continue to degenerate, the sun on my back makes it better. At least until I hit the air conditioning. lol