The garden is going so great this season!
The herbs I cut and harvest and then come back the next week and there they are again ready and waiting. They sit there, perfectly neat little plants saying "harvest me" week after week. We have basil, flat leaf parsley, oregano, chives, and lemon thyme.
|Zucchini in raised bed|
This is the zucchini. It's H-U-G-E! That's a 4x4 bed and it's almost filled up. And COVERED in small zucchinis and blossoms. We're going to have a LOT of zucchini. I told 2nd Man to get some recipes for zucchini bread and whatever else we can find.
We have several nice, large tomatoes, about six on this plant and four on the other. And so far they are perfect and round.
I thought I saw all of them last week when I harvested a bunch.
But apparently, I missed a few! Oops, these are really big ones! Any suggestions? I'm sure these won't be the first I miss. They are like hunting Easter eggs in that vine!
In addition to the large cucumbers on the porch railing in the previous picture, here is the rest of this weekend's harvest basket. More cukes (normal sized), jalapeños, eggplant and even a few okra.
I'm not sure what we did right this year, but I literally stand in the gate of the garden and stare in hopeful wonder. I just don't have to do much. The automatic watering is working. There are no weeds in the straw covered beds (and what few there are are pulled up in just moments). The weedblock fabric is keeping the ground weed free as well.
And, this time around at least, no bugs.
After a couple of hit and miss seasons, problems and changes, we finally have something that is working. If it keeps up like this, we'll open up the other side next year. OK, maybe too early to think ahead.
I'll catch up comments tonight!