Remember back in May, when things were just starting in ye olde veggie patch?
Things have grown just a smidge since then....
Look! A wee little teeny pumpkin, with a #@$@#&*%^ striped cucumber beetle on the blossom end. This pumpkin is about the size of an overgrown golf ball. I found a few more yesterday. I had forgotten how monstrously huge pumpkin plants get, but fortunately I left plenty of space around them. I could carve the world's tiniest jack-o-lantern right NOW.
What do we have here? Various pepper plants! So far I am just picking yellow Hungarian wax peppers, garden salsa peppers,and jalapenos. Olé!
It's a jungle out there. Really. Tomatoes on stakes at the back, a row of really tall sunflowers, and in the front, many, many potato plants.
Mostly pumpkin plants.
Rosa bianca eggplants. Whether I get any actual EGGPLANTS off them remains to be seen!
Scallions, spring onions, whatever you want to call them. I have purple ones (Red Beard) and regular. I love being able to walk down and pick scallions of my own.
Some mutant hybrid Sunburst summer squash.They are supposed to be all yellow but I think they are reverting to type. They still taste good, though. Tristan is always trying to steal these things right out of my hand. This could have something to do with why he's farting up a storm in my office this morning!
Cute little mutants...
Some of my onions. I'll pick the majority of them later, when the stems have died back and they can be stored, but they're plenty tasty right now.
This is what happens when you don't pick your mesclun mix frequently enough, and it gets really hot outside...
Pak choi, not unlike bok choy. For all I know it IS a form of bok choy.
On the right, garlic and onions. On the left, spinach that has bolted, and the very tall sunflowers (taller than me!)
Scallions, mutant and non-mutant Sunburst summer squash, and a misshapen Italian largo zucchini.
Kale, kale, kale...
"Lime salad" tomatoes. There are a zillion blossoms.
Unknown tomatoes. I planted many types, and all the tags seem to have blown away!
Garlic,and Royal Burgundy string beans, which turn green when cooked.
Broccoli, a little bug-eaten. They had these revolting green worms on them, but then the assassin bugs move in and seem to have eaten every last worm, bless their little cotton socks! My garden is organic, well, as organic as it can be when the farmer renting 50 acres of our land is growing GM Monsanto soybeans that get sprayed with Round-up. Anyway, I let things be in the veggie patch and have been doing just fine. A little superficial bug damage here and there, but nothing worth getting my knickers in a twist about. I just squash the cucumber beetles when they piss me off. It's cathartic.
Carrots (left) and beets.
A pumpkin blossom with the aforementioned eeeeevil striped cucumber beetle. Actually, most of the squash plants have survived the infestation and are doing fine. Next year, floating row covers!
Jungle, with tomatoes and whatever else is in there.
Hope you enjoyed the garden tour and didn't fall asleep. I have to go. CBC radio is about to play a segment called "The Joy of Sex, Evangelical Style" Hmmm.....