So I went away, and my garden exploded.
For reals. (: This is what happens when you take a three-and-a-half-day vacation.
Good grief, I have a forest 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?
You gotta watch out for those tomatoes. Give 'em an inch ...
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. I picked five today. The bees love them!
These stayed on the vine just long enough to get their photo taken.
Fairytale eggplants. I picked 'em and made oven-fried eggplant. Mmm.
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! Sadly, they are not doing so well with this grey weather. I'm having problems with powdery mildew. /:
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.
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 …