Umm… ya. It has been a month since the last blog post. Sorry about that but it has been busy. Here is a catch all post with pictures from the past four weeks or so.
First up are some pictures of the garden from June 13th before we left on vacation.
Here is a shot of the corn.
Three cucumber plants starting to climb
Sweet potatoes are taking off. Starting to leave the raised bed.
Golden egg yellow squash still look like two separate plants.
Some nice green tomatoes on the Brandy-Boy.
This year we headed back to the mountains. We spent 10 days in Colorado visiting Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Canon City and many other points in between.
Pet turkey at one of the Airbnbs on our trip. Kids loved it.
Panoramic shot of Emerald Lake in RMNP
A stop along Trail Ridge Road in RMNP
Eventually, as with all vacations, we had to come home. Also, as with past vacations in June, the garden grows by leaps and bounds while we are gone. This year we had over 4.5 inches of rain while we were away and the temperatures were in the 80s-90s. Very good growing weather as is evident by the next couple pictures. I didn’t bother showing the rest of the garden as it is just a overgrown jungle.
Corn after vacation
A ripe cherry tomato!
Nemesis bugs, Japanese Beetles
A week or so after getting back, it was time to start harvesting some vegetables! So far I have gotten peas, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers and green beans. The peas just finished up but I expect the rest to continue producing for a bit longer yet. At least until the bugs and disease start killing the plants. Squash vine borers and spotted blight seem to shorten the squash and tomatoes before they are ready.
Not too bad a harvest.
And finally that takes up to today. The shots below were taken in the garden tonight. Bush green beans are moving into their second week and pole beans are just about to be ready. Corn is fully tasseled and producing ears. I’m guessing another week or maybe two until we get to try some.
They don’t call these cargo shorts for nothing. Pocket full o’ Green Beans.