|Oh Peppermint Swiss Chard, you are so|
I just got home from a few fun-filled days at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA, where I gave 3 talks and did a book signing. It was my third time at this particular event and it's something that I look forward to attending each September. Everyone is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and it's great to connect with both gardeners and fellow writers.
After being away from the garden for a few days, I was therefore anxious to check up on the veggies - and to make sure the deer didn't breach the electric fence while I was away. Thankfully, all was good and I snapped some photos to share as I harvested the slightly overripe zucchini and cucumbers.
What are you still harvesting?
|One of the radicchio plants bolted in mid-summer and the sky|
blue flowers are just lovely - this bee thinks so too!
|My first 'Pineapple' alpine strawberry - perfectly|
ripe. So tasty! Can't wait for more of these. I got
the seed from Renee's Garden.
|Such a pretty little strawberry!|
|I like to plant cut flowers, like this dahlia,|
in the veggie garden too!
|A fun view of a pear-shaped cucamelon!|
Can you see it? It's hiding behind the leaf - see
|And here it is after I lift up the leaf! A bit|
of a funny shape for a cucamelon!
|Some of the 'Buenos Aires Rojo' pole beans|
are getting BIG. I've got to save some seeds
from these unusual and tasty beans.
|I planted these Japanese turnips a few weeks ago - so|
quick growing.. I probably should have thinned
|Hmm.. what are you doing on the turnips?|
Where did those holes in the leaves come from?
|Here's a BIG turnip! about 3 inches across.|
|More cucamelons. I just can't get enough|
of these crazy little cucumbers!
|Lot's of 'Lemon' cucumbers still coming.. This|
guy is only 1 1/2 inches across, but he
really took my eye with his pronounced spikes.
|Thinning more of the winter carrots.. these|
thinnings were so big, I ate them! Yum!