Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Oh It Grows: Garden Update

   This week is full of work and wonder: vacation Bible School is going, goat babies are growing, and the garden is in full swing. Sunflowers tower and sway over the green bean crops below them.

   Tomatoes are ripe and ready; we are at war with the leaf footed stink bug!
   Peppers, peppers, peppers- red or green-  let's just say there is no shortage of peppers! Cayenne, Pepperochini, name it. Hot and spicy mixes are about to hit the canner this weekend:) Meanwhile cucumbers, zucchini and squash have slowed a bit due to the heat. This week's rain may revive them a bit.
   Corn is up and going. Pretty tassels are bursting out of green sleeves- so exciting! Twisted and twirled around each corn stalk is a runner bean vine; they are just starting to bloom.
 Under the tall corn stalks black diamond watermelons are starting to take shape. I can't wait for that first sweet, juicy melon--can't you just taste it?
   Recent rains paired with high temperatures brought blooms to the herb garden: catnip and basil are keeping the little bees very busy!
   Remember these? Swallowtail caterpillars have come and gone; the dill they were on is now blooming with vigor. As for the swallowtails?
    Their beauty is everywhere!


Michelle said...

Every thing looks great. Wish my plants were that far along.

Becky said...

How wonderful. We have things blooming, and lots of smallish, green tomatoes, but the only thing we're harvesting right now is onions.

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

Your garden looks's a lot of work and we passed on it this year,so I will be going to the farmers markets a lot!