Purple carrot and our first zucchinis.
I couldn't resist pulling one of the carrots yesterday just to see how big the root was. The top measured a full 20" tall . . . but the carrot was still on the puny side. Although the above doesn't give a good picture of the coloration of the carrot, looks to me as though the purple color starts at the top and works it's way down.
In slicing up the wee carrot to add to our cottage cheese salad last night, I found it curious that the center of the carrot was not yet purple either. When mature, this variety is totally a dark purple, top to tip and all the way through.
My little pumpkin patch of full-size, jack o' lantern-type pumpkins is finally taking off. Still no blossoms though.
Don't tell my husband, but I've got four eggplants tucked in in unobtrusive spots in the garden. (He's not a fan.) I started these from seeds and am hoping I get at least a few fruits for my own pleasurable consumption. (They don't usually do well for me, and I'm beginning to wonder if Papa Pea puts a hex on them. Just sayin'.)
Onions are easy for me to grow. This is one bed. I have one and a half beds of yellow onions and one and a half of reds.
Look, look, my pie pumpkins are starting to climb the arbor trellis! Okay, they've had help from me (we all need a little help now and then) by tying up their tendrils for encouragement.
I think the new leaves of growth our little apricot tree is putting forth are quite lovely. When they first appeared as little nubs, I thought they were going to be blossoms (and was practically beside myself with joy), but it was just new growth. The tree was planted just last year so I was probably over-enthusiastic dreaming about succulent apricots so soon.
The shell pea vines are loaded with pods that haven't started to plump up yet. To show how slow our season is this year, last year on yesterday's date, July 24th, I pulled the pea vines as the crop was all in and the vines had dried up. Gulp. Makes me wonder how our "later" maturing veggies will do this year. Will they have time to do their thing before a killing frost? Fingers crossed!