I was going to make this post a few days ago. Took the pictures, then forgot. Today I took a few more pictures, now I'll cobble together a post. Since it's Harvest Monday, hosted by http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/ here's the weekly totals: Cabbage 1 lb, kohlrabi 13 oz, broccoli 9 oz, cauliflower 10 oz, and one beet, 10 oz. No pics though, it's still mostly cole crops:
I have a theory: those of us who live in temperate climates are actually two people: winter people and summer people. There's also a transition time when we don't know who we are. Summer people don't like to think about winter people because that's their problem. After a particularly brutal winter and late spring, it's been a little hard to assume the summer persona, but now I'm fully engaged. Winter person? Can't say I know him at all, hope to never meet him again.
One way I know it's summer now is the garden is very close to producing real summer food, and while broccoli is OK it's not green beans or tomatoes. As if overnight it seems like the summer crops are almost ready to pick. There are some jalapeno peppers just about ready to go into some eggs:
The Pompeii sauce tomatoes are at the pale green stage, not far from ripening:
Matter of fact the tomato plants have achieved cage toppage, about 5 1/2 feet:
The Calypso cucumber plants are loaded with small cukes. This is a pickling cuke but I'll use them fresh from the vine until the Diva's produce some slicing cukes:
The Cocozelle summer squash has one fruit. This variety of squash tends to produce a small squash before the flower opens. They are good at any stage but especially good with the flower on.
The two squash plants have gone from nearly nothing to large plants the past week. Really amazing how fast these plants grow (and how quickly they can succumb to disease and insects):
The Provider beans should have a small picking ready tonight - the first:
It's time for the biweekly panorama of the garden. This morning:
Two weeks ago:
4 weeks ago: