The struggle to find space for new plantings
continues in the veggie patch.
Many of the summer veggies are looking a little bedraggled ... but they are still producing.
I talked about the lazy housewife beans in yesterday's post but those mauve flowers are on a purple king bean planted later in the year. I have just started picking these. I will enjoy these while I can, because I think it will be too cold for them soon.
The pumpkins continue to flower but the vines are withering and the pumpkins are hardening off. I will be able to pick these during the week and prepare the bed for the next crop...probably some onions and other root crops.
Growing the corn and pumpkins together worked well. Every corn stalk had two good sized cobs on it. A passing neighbour made disparaging remarks last week about the corn not looking too good.
I didn't argue and I didn't offer him any of the wonderful corn to take with him either.
Accidental bed partners...a rogue garlic missed from last year's harvest in with the beetroot. Some of the newly planted garlic is already up as well.
The downy mildew on the zucchini leaves haven't stopped it from flowering and setting fruit.
This one will end up in the soup pot today.