The past 2 days we have seen gorgeous weather, temps in the upper 70's, no humidity! I had planned to basically "do everything" during this time since I cannot stand working outside in the oppressive heat we had last week. I did work all day yesterday and got a lot done, but I dunno what happened today!? I just couldn't seem to get it together, choosing instead to sit in a lawn chair and flip through magazines, look up random stuff in regards to the garden on the internet, and walk through the garden snapping pictures and talking to myself. I guess it was just one of those days, and I will be working in the heat wave that is sure to return tomorrow! Here are the photos of what is growing here right now:
"Bush Baby" Watermelon
It's easy to know when the shallots are done, they're like a toaster!
Unknown Polish Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil, the remaining garlic
The Pepper Bed: Jalapenos, Bell, Fish Hot Pepper along with Mexican Mint Marigold
The Pea & Bean Beds (Peas were ripped out today!)
"Beer Friend" Edamame - can you see the little pods?
Heirloom Golden Wax Bean
Heirloom Dragon Langerie (Dragon's Tongue) Bush Bean
We don't call it bolting 'round here... it's part of the rabbit Christmas Tree Farm! Time for these lettuces to go!
Looks like it's time to dig for taters!
One of the Colonnade Apple Trees
If you think you don't have room for an apple tree, consider the Colonnade! This is just the second year, and the 5 ft trunk is covered with apples top to bottom. Great for a container!
Close up of the apples... I really hope these all make it to harvest without any serious issues
These just started to turn a faint pink I noticed when outside this evening!
Japanese Climbing Cucumber - all cukes are in pots on my deck this year, thought maybe I could keep up with them if I had to constantly walk past them LOL
How many Grapes will make it past the wasps this year? Japanese Beetles expected arrival any day now...
I'm not sure why I continue to grow these... ummm, cuz the leaves are pretty?! Actually, their main purpose now is a supply of grape leaves to line the bottoms of my pickled veggies, it keeps them super crisp!
Tomorrow I will have to get back to work out there, I have some half-beds to plant where my peas were ripped out today. I am trying this year to be much more consistent with my succession planting!