I am done planting . . for a while. Today after transplanting the yacon, and planting jack-o-lantern pumpkins, I went back out this evening and planted white scalloped squash, zucchini, hubbard squash, and yellow crookneck squash, as well as okra. I also transplanted the 6 tomatoes from the greenhouse, along with 6 seedling tomatoes we had bought to replace any of the seedlings I had started from seed that might die. Some of the ones I started looked a bit puny the first few days they were in the ground but they all made it and look great now.
I was running out of daylight but here are a few pictures.
Please ignore the weeds. I’ll never have a weed free, magazine quality garden! There’s broccoli, peas, kale, the bucket I sit on to pick peas and one of three pots that has horseradish.
This is all about to come out. The purple lettuce has bolted. I’m letting it go to seed because it will all come up volunteer in the fall. I’ll pull the rest of the beets up and pickle them this week. The cabbage should be ready in a couple of weeks.
There are lots of peas/beans.
At this point, everything is looking good and I’m hoping for good results. There will never be enough rain here but I can water. It’s the grasshoppers that concern me most and there’s not much I can do about them.
The tomatoes that were in the greenhouse that I cut back are doing great. There were 7 and only 1 never came back after I cut them back.
I love my garden! I love being out in the garden but I love those rainy days when I have a reason to spend the day in the house . . knitting, sewing or spinning.