Monday, July 22, 2013

Today in the garden

Before I went to work in the garden, I stopped to admire my apple crop, which consists of two apples:  

One Gala...

And one little Fuji.  Thank you very much, Miss Snowstorm-in-May.  I would have had at least a half-dozen of each if you hadn't come along.  

Once again I am experimenting with fall gardening.  I planted cauliflower, broccoli, beets, carrots, and green beans.  We shall see what happens.  I had to rake a lot of dirt clods out of the way to make the rows.  

You will just have to bend your head to the right to look at this picture.  I straightened it on Iphoto, but it goes back to the original on here.  In the foreground, a later planting of beets that is almost ready.  Look how tall the corn is getting!  

I dug the rest of my potatoes.  I probably have 3/4 of a bushel, all told.  It's surprising I got any, considering that I never gave them any water and it didn't rain much.  

That particular tomato is about the size of a softball.  It's on the end of a row closest to the house, and you can bet I am out there giving that thing the eye many times a day.  I am bringing in a tomato almost every day now, so I imagine in a week we'll have all we can eat.  

All the vines are loaded.  

The one eggplant is loaded with goodies also.  In no time we'll be eating ratatouille and eggplant parmesan.  (I have to relearn how to spell ratatouille every year.)  

I intend to plant some late zucchini and cucumbers, too.  It's all experimentation, but it's good exercise and, if something happens to come up and give me a harvest, we'll be eating well.  


Margaret said...

Love your garden and the fall idea is intriguing because we often have spectacular fall weather here. I'm getting a few cherry tomatoes(which I eat right off the plant) but the big ones have a ways to go. Once they start ripening, I'll need to open a tomato stand. :)

Rita Mosquita said...

I was so late with my garden, much of it never got planted.

I am wanting to plant a fall garden also. I am wondering, did you plant your cauliflower from seeds or starters. I have seeds to plant broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.

Donna said...

I planted seeds. I don't know if that is the best thing. As I said, it's an experiment.


Hope your autumn garden comes in for you. Everything from this one looks delicious.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your garden looks good! Hope you have something to enjoy in the fall too. We've been getting plenty of rain here.