I’ve mostly given up on our garden this year.
It’s still growing, abundantly: tomatoes and cucumbers and broccoli and turnips and celery and are all doing well, in spite of the weeds that are growing up around them. We really have neglected our garden this year—and especially this past month—but it is still providing.
(I’ve also neglected to take photos of the garden, lately; these are all from before our last trip, taken for an entry I never wrote while I was away.)
We are eating tomatoes every day; I brought two pints to my grandmother’s house last week and made Heather’s delicious Caprese Pasta Salad for supper one evening..
The cucumbers are tremendous. We are big cucumber eaters around here, so we are appreciating this. Several pickling cucumbers are looking fat and ripe, too; we will be experimenting with pickle recipes very soon.
Only one head has come of all the broccoli we planted, which is almost ready. We are so looking forward to eating it.
And we have plenty of carrots and turnips to dig and put away for the winter. We left the dirt floor in an enclosed corner of our cellar when we poured the new floor in the spring, for a root cellar; now we will see how well our root vegetables keep in there.
Oh, and the garlic—I keep forgetting about it, curing in a dark corner of the shed. I’ll bring it in this weekend, I think; I am so looking forward to using good garlic again...
How does your garden grow?