I did some cleaning in the garden yesterday so it looked a little more civilized when I walked through it this morning.
My first Morning Glory blossom of the year! Well, not quite true. It wasn't the first time I'd seen it. I spied it yesterday morning and then when I went out in the afternoon to take a picture, it was closed up into a tight little bud. MORNING Glories? Duh. I knew that.
I was looking across the garden rows at the many blossoms on the shell peas and wondered if there just might be some pods showing yet. Lo and behold, they're poppin' out all over.
The Red Kuri squash is looking healthy and starting to venture out into unknown territory. Only question now is will we get a long enough frost-free fall for the squash to mature?
The blossoms on the green beans are very close to opening up. Then it seems picking time is here soon after!
The buckwheat we sowed in the pumpkin patch for a second green fertilizer crop doesn't look so purdy good . . . very poor germination. I was bemoaning to hubby that it was probably my fault because I didn't keep it watered sufficiently enough when the seeds were sprouting. He said he thinks buckwheat is supposed to be somewhat drought resistant so maybe it will still fill in more. But I'm thinking what we see is what we're gonna get. It will still be worth working into the soil when it's bigger.
My raised bed of beets has been looking really good.
And look what I found this morning. Holy Cow, there are a bunch in there that I could harvest and make a batch of pickled beets with right now. (Put that on your To Do List, Mama Pea.)
The cherry tomato plants are growing lots of nice sized green marbles but nothing showing any color yet. (Ya know, I bet my garden is farther behind/slower than any other garden in the whole United States! Are you all laughing at me 'cause I don't have peas yet or my winter squash hasn't even flowered yet?)
Every year I end up picking the first of the raspberries before the strawberries are done. Since the strawberries came in nearly three weeks early this year, I shouldn't be surprised to see ripe raspberries already.
That's okay. The garden this time of year keeps me from roaming the streets looking for trouble.
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