Although most of July was dry, we did manage to get some August rain and the garden is doing quite well.
Saving all those bean seeds last year really paid off, as we are enjoying a bumper crop of beans this summer.
These are determinate tomatoes that we are training up some recycled twine that was wrapped around the straw bales.
Pole beans making their way up the fence, a few jalapeno pepper plants. The cabbage, carrots, beets and onions are ready to pick and pull as needed.
The dill reseeded itself this year.
Soon the first row of red skin potatoes will be harvested...the second row is a later variety that we will store.
The calendula reseeded itself in front of the barn. The flower heads will be dried and made into a soothing skin cream.
We'll get a mini crop of blueberries from our 2 year old bush...if the birds don't get to them first.
Butternut Squash, Cucumbers and various herbs are thriving in the back garden. Some late crops of beets, carrots and rutabaga have a bit of catching up to do.
The tomato tower is planted with indeterminate plants that are pruned a few times a week.
Behind the barn is the pumpkin patch. The girls know these are for them, but we might sneak a few for a pie or two for us.
A few more tomatoes on the back of the barn.