Oh wow! It’s amazing how gardens go on without you! While I was away, the vegetable garden did play…and grow. Daughter Caroline tended the veggies, and I think she kind of liked it! I came home last week to bush beans that she had already feasted upon, cucumbers, and giant tomato plants. And as crazy as it sounds for as hot as it is, I am harvesting the last few heads of cauliflower tonight. My regret already this year is not putting in more beds.
It’s hard to believe that this little guy that I started from seed last February is now loaded with green tomatoes!
Granted, there are four tomato plants in there, but the point is that they are getting rather large! I did not do a very good job at keeping them labeled properly. They are either Black Krim or Purple Bumblebee. Both are heirlooms from Baker Creek Seeds.
We have already made a haul of the bush beans and cucumbers.
I picked what I thought was the last of the cauliflower but came home to find a couple of plants that are braving the heat. Those will be harvested this evening.
Caroline got in on the garden action while I was away. She removed the worn out broccoli and cauliflower from the planter box on the deck to make room for a proper herb garden.
The perennial garden is flourishing with blooms everywhere. Just in time for Pollinator Week!
What’s happening in your garden today?