I took a walk through the drippy garden first thing this morning, and I would swear (but only with pretend words, none of the hard stuff) some things have grown 6" since yesterday.
My broccoli is getting close to being ready to harvest. Gotta watch it carefully because the heads can go from not-quite-big-enough to separated and past prime in a snap. As you can see, the same insect (I'm calling them flea beetles although I'm not sure that's what they are) that has been feasting on many leaves in the garden this year hasn't avoided the broccoli leaves.
I don't think we've ever had such lush potato foliage as this year. Sure hoping this means lots of big, ol' taters underneath.
Aren't potato blossoms lovely?
I just may have found something that will willingly climb up and over the hoop trellis I have on one of the raised beds. Scarlet Runner Beans! I'm thinking the vines should be bigger (as in taller and farther up the trellis) by now but because of our cold spring/early summer I had to replant about 50% of them.
The three haskap bushes have been stripped of all their berries which are now in the form of 10 pints of luscious syrup and 8 pints of lovely jam. And also 3 gallon bags fresh frozen for use in smoothies and another bag destined for a pie requested by Papa Pea. I'm hoping this supply will last us two years because next year all the berries are going toward . . . WINE!
The blueberry bushes are showing more berries (albeit green yet) than I had expected to see this year. Upon close inspection yesterday, I found only one single, teeny-tiny growth of the dreaded Witch's Broom that has been plaguing them. Although we may not be out of the woods on this one yet, as of now I'm scoring one for our side.
The rain drops are still coming down in slow fashion now at mid-afternoon so all this moisture is invaluable for the health and growth of the garden. And golly-gosh, did we need it!