Becky at Twisted Fencepost has been giving weekly garden reports. So here's an update, but without photos because Blogger is so slow tonight I'd never get this post written. Actually, I should lay the blame where it belongs and that is with Hughesnet, our satellite Internet provider. It beats dial-up but not by much. So, sans photos, here's what's going on in the gardens:
Tomatoes are ripening, the Early Girls of course being the first on the table. We put them out early so we're seeing early results.
Corn is ready! The Early Sunglow was planted on April 20th I believe, and Larry picked the first ears last night. 4th of July corn has always been an out-of-reach goal, but not this year. We'll have plenty when our company arrives on Friday and Saturday.
Beans, beans and more beans. Larry has sold a couple bushels, we've given away bags and bags, I've put up 22 quarts, and they've just begun. Methinks we planted too many. Most fun are the rattlesnake beans and they are producing heavily. The flat Roma beans are doing well too.
Cabbage is ready; these are the baby cabbages I'm trying this year. Supposedly one head is just enough for a meal. It is always a challenge to eat a normal cabbage when there's only the two of us. The Savoy cabbage is just beginning to head.
Broccoli is coming in too, and I'm happy about that because last year it was a bust. I hope to be able to freeze some this year.
Carrots and potatoes have been ready for a while. Larry planted cucumbers in place of the peas so the cuke vines can climb the pea trellis and we should have late cukes.
Lettuce turned bitter with the heat. The third planting is suffering from the kittens forays into the bed, but the fourth planting is coming on.
Dill is ready to harvest, but the cukes aren't ready yet! Darn, bad timing on my part.
The new herb garden struggles along. The kitten is a problem, and probably being in a new place hasn't helped much but I'm still hopeful. Basil, especially Thai basil, is doing great.
Peppers, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and butternut squash all look good at this point, and the peppers are already setting on so we should be picking some pretty soon.
That's about it. Larry is working hard to keep up with everything and he's done a great job so far. One of the best things about a garden is being able to give stuff away to visitors. We might not have a lot of money, but food? Got that.