Sunday, July 10, 2011
In the Garden
There are new and interesting (to me anyway) things in the Potager this week.
We are continuing our hot days, big rainstorm routine and it is making the garden grow incredibly fast!
The rain gauge doubled as a japanese beetle trap today! That's fine with me!
The Mammoth Sunflowers are living up to their name. They are huge!
When they finally bloom, I'll only be able to see them from the second story window!
I am hoping to collect seeds to eat. I know you have to wrap the seed head in something so the birds don't eat them all.
I'm gonna need a bigger ladder!
This was my favorite lettuce this year.
We are still eating the ones that haven't bolted.
I am amazed how heat tolerant this lettuce is.
The leaves seem to be a bit thicker, but they are still tender and tasty.
I guess ithey're bolting, but instead of getting flowers on the top , it's getting broccoli looking like things up and down the stalk! That's different.
I need to pick these and saute the leaves for dinner.
I've never grown onion before. Are they supposed to form on top of the soil like that?
No signs of turning red yet.
And I love the little curly-cues this plant makes!
If you look past the leaves, you'll see two (there are actually three) Eight-Ball Squash.
These were my favorite new vegetable last year.
They get eaten when small so they are only a few days away from dinner!
Stuffed squash - yummy!
We are eating cucumbers already. They are so wonderful this time of year - a taste of summer. I remember having so many by the end of last summer that I could not keep up with them. But at this time of the season we anxiously watch each one, anticipating being able to harvest a true "summer" vegetable.
Our church has Vacation Bible School this week, so the garden may get ignored a bit. I'll have to make an effort to get up extra early to get the gardening done before work.