Friday, July 31, 2009

Home and the Garden is Thriving

I came back and the garden had gone crazy. I harvested almost 10 oz. of rhubarb this morning. I need to harvest a ton of peas. I deadheaded the daisies; weeded the driveway bed, corn/squash, and in front of the timbers; and developed a game plan for what to do next.
Banana Pink Jumbo Squash
Black-eyed Peas
Corn with Shelling Peas climbing
Mint that I almost killed and replanted here with a single, 2" green nub two months ago. Random dill is growing up around it.
The basil! The basil that I was sure was dead since it didn't do anything past it's spindly beginnings for weeks. Yay!
Edamame pods
Cabbage and carrots
Cherokee Purple
Peas with one radish that is bolting and we're saving for seed.
Giant Red Celery, hiding among the peas
Turnips with some parsnips and cauliflower trying to hold their own.
Beets, rutabagas, and broccoli
Broccoli from which a nice 10 oz. head already came, producing more.
Driveway bed: lettuce is going crazy, dill and fennel are too, a few rogue parsnips and a couple of calendula.
The lettuce tree - don't you just want to hang lights and little glass balls from it?
Calendula - I really like the variety we got. I'm going to let it go to seed and see if I can get some started.

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