How my garden is growing!
Today I got out in the gardens with the camera and snapped some photos of what is still growing, growing, growing. All pictures under the cut, but dial-up users beware! Swiss Chard, Bright Lights and White Giant, the leaves are almost 2 feet high. YOu can see the pumpkins in the background. Pies for sure this fall. These English Cucumbers should be picked, as they are over a foot long, but since I still have 3 in the fridge to eat, these will have to wait, and grow a little longer. Broccoli in the garden, as you can see, the garden is quite a mess, but the broccoli seems to like it that way. The tomatoes didn't produce as well this year, but I think it was the sandy soil conditions, and lack of fertilizer. The spaghetti squash in the right of the picture seem to like it though, so we'll see what happens next year. I always rotate my crops so I'm not sure what will go where then. Here is a closeup of the last head of broccoli still to be picked. It is huge, so I had better do it soon. This photo is of just two of the six cabbages I have in the big garden. Pumpkins anyone. This one is over a foot long and over a foot in diameter and as you can see, still all green, which means more growing yet to do. I was sure I had planted pie pumpkins, which get no bigger than eight inches in diameter. Wrong! In the foreground as the wax beans, which, as you can see, are all finished producing, so they will be coming out next weekend. Here is a snapshot of my summer turnips. They are quite a size too. I picked a couple to put in the beef stew I made for supper. Along with fresh carrots, potatoes, onions I added some chopped up Lovage as I had no celery. I didn't have any peas from the garden though, so put in a can of peas. But the stew was just soooo good. In all, I have had good gardens this year. And today it is raining, which the gardens need, so the spaghetti squash and cukes can continue to grow. I still have to pick some spinach for the freezer. The plants are huge and plentiful with leaves for the picking.