So I went away, and my garden exploded.

July 22, 2010
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For reals. (: This is what happens when you take a three-and-a-half-day vacation.

Good grief, I have a forest out here!

Good grief, I have a forest out here!

It's a jungle out here.

I take that back. It's a jungle out here.

Walk around the beds? Who would want to do a silly thing like that?

Walk around the beds? Who would want to do a silly thing like that?

You gotta watch out for those tomatoes. Give 'em an inch ...

You gotta watch out for those tomatoes. Give 'em an inch ...

Scarlet runner bean flowers

Scarlet runner bean flowers. I found my first pods on it yesterday. I saw a hummingbird visiting them, too.

Lemon cucumbers. We're getting a ton of them.

Lemon cucumbers. We're getting a ton of them. I picked five today. The bees love them!

These stayed on the vine just long enough to get their photo taken.

These stayed on the vine just long enough to get their photo taken.

Fairytale eggplants. I picked 'em and made oven-fried eggplant. Mmm.

Fairytale eggplants. I picked 'em and made oven-fried eggplant. Mmm.

These were supposed to be purple tomatillos? We'll see.

These were supposed to be purple tomatillos? We'll see. If you press the husk gently, you can feel a tiny marble-sized fruit inside.

Zucchini. Need more be said?

Zucchini! Sadly, they are not doing so well with this grey weather. I'm having problems with powdery mildew. /:

Melon #1

This is Melon #1. I swear, they'll end up with names before they're done growing. This one's about the size of a softball.

Melon #2

And this is melon #2. It's the bigger one. About the size of a bocce ball.

So with all that growth, there was lots of picking that needed doing. And lots of pruning. We’ll get to that next post …

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