My summer garden is doing fabulous! My tomato plants are blossoming, zucchinis and yellow squashes are blossoming, beans are starting to grow and flowering everywhere, and my peppers are growing beautifully!
My plot in the community garden is a different story. I’ve transplanted zucchini, yellow squash, and eggplant to that garden and will be taking out the fava beans this weekend and planting beans in its place. It has been such a wet season that nothing has been productive. I have harvested 5 fava beans. I count this as a victory since my plot holds so much water. To give you an idea, since early spring, I’ve only had to water my plot 3 times. Yeah! This wouldn’t be a huge problem if I had proper drainage, but my plot does not. So I just keep reminding myself, raised beds next year! I do plan on planting a fall/winter garden and I hope to get something out of that. I hope to plant Swiss chard, spinach, and peas to harvest for the winter. Oh I do keep forgetting, my beets and carrots are doing well in my backyard. I have them growing in large containers. So fun to watch! The chickens do keep getting at my beet greens though.
My tomato plants. Can you believe these were planted only one week after my other girls in my summer plots. Too much water put them way behind! Hopefully I can still harvest from them in September to preserve for the winter.
My friend’s beautiful artichokes.