I’m am unsure as to where the summer has gone, but apparently the time is here to be picking the garden every day or two. Here is an update on what I have growing in the garden.
Green Beans: Click HERE to read about canning pole beans.
Summer Squash: What happens when you neglect the squash for a week? Oops!!
Peppers: Doing GREAT!! Read HERE to learn a quick way to freeze peppers. At this rate I should have plenty of peppers for salsa, spaghetti sauce, and tomato soup!
Cantaloupe: Just a few babies but if the weather holds out they should make it to harvest.
Acorn Squash: The vines are taking over!!
Pumpkins: Looks like we’ll have enough for each kid on Halloween!
Tomatoes: I have picked about a dozen tomatoes and they have been wonderful! J5 picked a Roma and told me we should throw it away because it grew ‘all squished’. We had a little lesson on tomato varieties.
Swiss Chard: I don’t plant much Chard but I think it looks great in the garden!
Zinnias: Feeling a bit whimsical I planted a few random Zinnias.
Nasturtiums: This was my experimental plant for the year. The growth was a success; I really like the bright colored flowers and the uniquely shaped leaves. I tried eating the blossom a few weeks ago but it didn’t really taste like anything at all. I should do some research on how to eat a Nasturtium.
Raspberries: Hallelujah!! My Raspberries have produced a few berries!! Read about my previous raspberry woes HERE. I’m still thinking something isn’t quite right because out of all my very bushy canes I only found 2 clusters of berries. However, I am keeping my fingers crossed that one day I will have a successful raspberry harvest.
This completes my vegetable garden update. Check back soon to see how my flowers gardens are holding up!