|Okra is doing well, although the harvest isn't huge. Just|
enough to enjoy oven fried okra several times a week.
|My Ozark Razorback cowpeas have grown a lot.|
I've tried growing them as a companion to corn,
but they seem to do better in full sunlight.
|I pick them by the bucketful. We like them and the chickens & goats do too.|
|I planted white cushaw for my winter squash, but it doesn't look very white!|
|Radishes were kind enough to volunteer for me.|
|This potato plant is a volunteer too. It's tucked away under the branches of a|
huge lambs quarter plant, which I'm letting go to seed for next year's greens.
|Fall turnips are doing well. These need to be thinned. And the flower?|
|The flower is to a nutmeg melon plant, the one I thought was cucumber.|
Like a number of things the melons seem to be getting their 2nd wind.
|My tomatoes have knocked down their cages and completely overrun them|
along with everything else in their path. This doesn't make for easy picking.
|But they've gotten their second wind too, so I should get another round of |
tomatoes to harvest. This one's got me thinking, "fried green tomatoes."
|Carrots coming up. I've also planted parsnips, beets, and collards. So far I've|
seen one beet & one collard, but no parsnips yet (they are slow germinators.)
|This is Egyptian wheat, which I'm growing for a seed crop. It isn't really|
a wheat, rather, it is a large seeded sudan grass. I may try to grind some
of the seeds, but mostly it will be another hay crop for the goats.
|Sweet potatoes have yet to be harvested. I planted as a companion to|
my okra, but I think they got too much shade and haven't vined well.
|The chicory likes the cooler weather too and has bloomed again.|
|The Jerusalem artichokes are blooming now too. These won't get harvested|
until winter after the plants die back. Then, I'll dig them as we need them.
Do you remember where the asparagus patch used to be? Well, here it is now.
Dan's been making a hoop house in that spot. He has two cattle panels up in the above photo, with room for two more. The raised beds have lettuce planted in one, and arugula in the other.
That was a rather long-winded tour. How is everyone else's gardens doing?