On the left are green beans, my latest ones planted until a week or so ago. The next two rows are turnips. I won't be harvesting them until September.
The watered row on the left? Green beans. I may have planted them too late to harvest anything, but I had a few seeds left over and thought, "Why not?" The next row is cabbage in the nearest end and zucchini in the other end. There's only half of the third row planted; I think I put beets there, just because I had plenty of seeds.The green beans are coming up!
I don't recall when I planted the seed that grew into this eggplant, but I've only watered it once, a couple days ago. I am amazed at how healthy it is in spite of the drought we've had this summer.
A tiny eggplant is forming. Several of them, actually, and this plant is loaded with flowers. I notice the bees love the flowers on the eggplant.
My two rows of strawberry plants. I bought 30 plants and now I have 19. Until three days ago I had 20; unfortunately I got careless with my hoe. I could have cried. But all those left are healthy, although some are less vigorous than others. As you can see, I was watering the plants with a soaker hose; that way the water goes down to the roots where it's needed instead of watering areas where nothing is growing.
This mother plant has already sent out two daughters! See the long stems reaching out on the wet soil? All these plants kept trying to bear strawberries, but I picked the blooms as soon as I saw them; you never let strawberry plants bear the first year; it takes the strength away from the plants while they are getting settled and making daughters.
I also have okra to harvest every other day, but I didn't think to take a picture. And we are still eating tomatoes and bell peppers from the garden.
I can't wait to see how all these late-planted crops do. Except for the strawberries, it's all an experiment for me, but it's kept me from dwelling on negative things. Even in this hellacious heat!