Today, there is only a light drizzle, but it's enough and the veggies seem to have grown overnight. A few photos from my morning harvesting..
|So many nasturtiums! They're hard to capture on camera as|
the colours are just so electric!
|Spicy Globe Basil - I've got it growing in a pot on the deck and|
every time I walk by, I have to ruffle the aromatic foliage.
|The daylilies are reaching their peak and the|
large blooms look especially beautiful with
|More nasturtiums - This one is Cherries Jubilee from Renees|
Garden. Such a vibrant pink!
|The hyssop has formed a large clump at the end of a garden|
bed. The bees just love it!
|A pale nasturtium called Buttercream.|
|These were toppled a few weeks ago in the|
Tropical Storm, but the plants have rebounded!
|Extra propping after that storm. Note the space under the|
A-frame trellis is planted with Ruby Gem lettuce. They
love the summer shade.
|Lemon cukes are coming!!|
|And the mouse melons.. picked and ate the first one today.|
Oh yeah! They are a wonderful combo of cucumber
and melon flavour with a hint of lime.
|Baby mouse melons with their blooms still attached.|
|The pole beans have now begun cropping.|
|Tomatoes and Lolla Rossa lettuce.|
|Flowers for the good bugs!|
|My first Boothy's Blonde cucumbers!|
|Mousemelon vs Boothy's Blonde cucumber.|
|Summer squash bloom - 10 inches across!|
|My Mascotte bush beans are beginning to flower. This|
2014 All America Selections winner has compact
growth with the beans held above the foliage for easy
|Teddy Bear sunflowers.. the doubled flowers aren't great|
for the bees, but they look so pretty I just can't resist growing
this dwarf variety.
|A final thought - my high bush blueberries are now 4 years old|
and are just laden with berries!