We’ve been harvesting heaps and heaps of veggies! Here’s a peak:
These squashes love each other.
Also this week, we started to break out some of our homegrown compost, and it couldn’t be more perfect and beautiful and healthy! It’s going to make the garden and the plants very happy.
More exciting news: we’re taking on the ambitious project of trying to grow melons vertically. With a whole lot of help from a good friend, we built this spectacular trellis for our cantaloupe:
The first step. See the sprawling melon plants?
The completed trellis! (p.s. look how tall our sunflowers are!)
Hopefully, keeping the melons off the ground will keep away pests that might want to eat them (i.e. rats) and will also make the garden less crowded.
Speaking of melons, a volunteer melon plant was discovered making friends with the yellow squash:
Also happily growing in our garden are flowers:
Beautiful okra blossom.
All the marigolds we planted this spring have taken off and are flourishing.
A bee pollinating one of our squash blossoms!
Here’s one view of the garden as of yesterday:
Someone from Miriam’s Kitchen told me yesterday that the garden looks the best it has ever looked. Yay!
Next on the horizon: eggplants and peppers and getting ready for fall planting!