Despite the fact that Junior has been able to pick some cherry tomatoes, there seems to be something up with the plants. The fruit is ripening painfully slow, the blossoms are blooming and then shriveling up and turning brown, and two plants look like they already have blight. And the year seemed so promising!
Here's a look at what is (mostly) growing in the garden.
|Lucky boy. He gobbles up the ripe tomatoes faster than you can yell "STOP!"|
|I reached for the compost bin and pulled out some black gold. I made piles around all of the tomatoes and sort of scratched it in with a cultivator.|
|The lettuce and mesclun bolted during the hot spell, so I've cleared the bed and will replant next week. I also hope to replant some beets as well.|
|The 'Kentucky Wonder' pole beans have grown as tall as they can. Now we just need to wait for the beans to come!|
|In the meantime the 'French filet' are almost ready.|
|We've begun to harvest the wax beans.|
|And the purple beans have been giving us a steady supply for weeks.|
|The borage is blooming, and the bees seem to like it.|
|Such vibrant little flowers.|
|And the Orienpet lilies are rather marvelous. I just hope their fragrance hasn't pulled all the pollinators to them, rather than simply drawing them to the garden.|
|Even as it fades, a 'Casablanca' lily is lovely.|