Sunday, August 18, 2019

Mid-August Garden Update

It has been a hot summer with what little rain we got coming in fits and starts. Four inches here, a half inch there, and plenty of sunshine. This meant lots of watering, and I was nearly as wet as the garden when I was done. It would have been nice of all that rain we had back in the spring had been spaced out a bit.

The second run of beans is still producing and we had a great dinner last night of fresh squash and beans, and a pepper from the garden cooked in with some fried potatoes. I should also mention that fresh-from-the-garden-parsley is amazing. Now I know that parsley actually has a fragrance. It was so good in my parsley, garlic, anchovy and olive oil sauce for our skirt steak. Yum! If you don't grow parsley, you should.

The squash have had a good run, but they are winding down and will soon be removed to start the fall garden. 


Hubby's tomato now has 5 tomatoes on it and we are hoping they will survive to ripen. Did I mention we are not seasoned gardeners? In my other bed, I have three zucchini and another pepper. The tag says it is ancho/poblano. Could be one or the other or a mixture. Doesn't matter to me...it's all good. After the yellow summer squash, I am looking forward to some late summer zucchini.

Still to come are beets and maybe some more radish, and I hope to get onions and garlic in around the first of October.

What's in your garden now?


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2 comments:

  1. No veggies, but I could get cracking on that! Parsley too, on your recommendation. Maybe some sage, rosemary and tyme as well.

    I do have a cute little wonderful cat in my “song garden” named Ceviche.

    Mom used to ripen green and yellow tomatoes indide a window.

    xoxo

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    1. Hey Jannie, thanks for dropping by. It's been a while. I revived this last spring when I decided to plant stuff. I do have sage and thyme, also, as well as some basil. I planted oregano, too, but it got overturned one too many times by critters. I have some "taters" in buckets. We'll see soon if they had any little taters.

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