Here's an overview of the raised beds (for you, Michelle) taken from a second floor window this morning. Empty bed front middle row was all radishes. All gone now.
Down on the ground and out tritzing through the heavy dew, here is one of the bean rows. Since the field garden is fallow this year (where I usually plant all the beans), I used one of the raised beds for an 8' row of green beans and another bed for 8' of yellow beans. No sense raising more than we can use or give away, so these are adequate.
Don't know if the Morning Glories planted at the base of this tepee trellis will ever grow big. They are as s-l-o-w as molasses in January this year.
I planted pie pumpkins in the middle of this raised bed hoping I could convince them to climb up and over the hoop trellis. There are finally some vines starting to run, but they look like they're trying to escape the bed all together. I'm going to have to have a talk with them about using this fine trellis I've provided for them.
The shell peas are planted on either side of 40' of cattle panels for their trellis. Not as much growth on them as I'd hoped to see by now.
A couple of years ago Papa Pea made a few shade cloth covers like the one on this bed over the spinach and Swiss chard. I'm hoping to keep them going longer into the season by blocking some of the too bright sunlight. The Swiss chard would probably be okay without the shade cloth cover but the spinach would not.
The scarlet runner beans are planted at the base of this garden trellis and they've finally taken off climbing.
There are colored gourds planted on either side of the trellis down the center of this raised bed. I didn't think they were ever going to germinate. (Too cold, I think.) If our fall weather holds out (and doesn't frost early), I may yet get some decorative gourds from them.
My onions are kinda scary this year. Most of them are now 3' tall! I can only cross my fingers that all their energy hasn't gone to the tops and left none for the bulbs.
The green and colored pepper plants are starting to size up and even have blossoms on them. One plant never got any bigger than when I transplanted it and eventually died. The rest are looking good though.
That's a partial tour through the raised beds. We got an inch of rain yesterday and it really gave the plants a shot in the arm. Real rain does them so much more good than all the watering I can do. With our now very summer time like weather, things were really drying out so we were glad to get the rain. Now if this humidity (gasp, gasp) would just go away . . .