Is it August? Because our garden is screaming early July. At best. It is increasingly clear our late summer harvest will be a bit underwhelming. I’m trying to let myself down gently as it is a bit heart-breaking. So, instead of pouting, I’m celebrating the lushness of it all.
Oh, who am I kidding? I am totally pouting. And whining. Kind of a lot.
The girls, Annie & Thirsty boots, want to show you around
Looking lush isn't it?
The beans are climbing up the ladder trellis.
Tools rest high above the Babylady's reach.
Hardy bean vines creep towards the sky
Purple pepper that just might fully ripen
The sunflowers and lavender have really shined
We started seeing hummingbirds in the garden for the first time. This time on the Pineapple Sage.
And beans! After 4 plantings due to bad 'sluggage', we finally have beans!
and more beans!
For 18 tomatoes plants, we have a completely UN-impressive amount of fruit. And it is green. Still.
But look! Some cherry tomatoes are nearly ready! Two is a start right?
More green...and the first fully ripe! I picked her today!
Brussel Sprouts...without the sprouts.
Brussel Sprouts with some itty bitty sprouts
Some seriously dismal looking corn. It is getting yanked in 2 weeks unless we have a killer extended sun/warmth spell. Make way for fall/winter!
And the little eggplant flower that won't ever become an eggplant. Blasted Seattle summers!
But we are still getting a lot of strawberries. They go to mush pretty quick, so the chickens are happy too!
Pretty aren't they? Cucumber blossoms!
Baby cukes. I picked 8 full-grown cucumbers and have them brining now for some relish.
The potatoes are wild! Can't wait to see the harvest!
Leeks! My first time growing them!
we've had stunning sunflowers of all colors and heights.
I stuck seeds in everywhere.
Including this monster! I'm standing at the base of it looking up!
The girls busy in the patch I pulled garlic (48 heads!) and covered with partly finished compost. They are loving that!
I am realizing that I need to pay a bit more attention to plant placement, crop rotation and general planning. Perhaps this is the summer of learning rather than harvesting…