This thorny vine came up by my garden shed this year and I don't remember planting anything there. A nice surprise, but it would also be nice to know what it was.
|Drooping vines, sparse foliage, meager fruit.|
|The branches are just turning brown and breaking off and what tomatoes actually grew are having a tough time.|
|And, on top of that, something has been sneaking in and eating the ones that I could have used.|
|Tons of 'splitting' this year.|
|The broccoli and cauliflower are gone. And the cucumber vine is turning yellow even though there are still plenty of cucumbers coming along.|
|This is my side yard after an over-eager wood delivery service told us that |
maneuvering in the side yard was "no problem"...
|My wall of beans - I am very happy with how this worked out. But I think I have too many beans!|
I am going to let a section dry out and harvest the seed.
|I am also currently buried in cucumbers. I will be making some pickles this weekend.|
|I love those purple beans from Baker Creek Seeds.|
|Is there anything more satisfying than pulling up a carrot that you started from seed to |
find that it is straight, fully grown and unblemished?
|12 great surprises (plus that one little guy that I pulled on accident).|
|Not all of them turn out so well.....|
|Some day I will wake up and gaze out my kitchen window at a flock eating their breakfast.|
|If only my kitchen we this minimalist and wonderful.|
But who an I kidding, the cat would have that vise on the floor in a million pieces in under 5 minutes.
|I think I am going to have Roy build me this nice overhang work area off the back of our house.|
|So that's how you grow hops.....|
|I need this kind of stockade, oopps, I mean fence, for my garden.|
And I love those bean poles!
|A sunny view of the fields|
|The new windmills in the southerntier, and an older model still being used at a local farm.|
|An Amish farm with wheat shocks standing in the field.|
|Using draft power to harvest the wheat on the cloudy day.|
|A staple for the hot days of July and August.|
|Another staple - both very drought and heat tolerant.|
|I am very happy with how this turned out.|
|After a very disappointing cucumber season last year, this year has been great. |
I planted extra seed and gave them plenty of room to climb.
|Some of the first sungold tomatoes. It takes a little while for them to get going,|
but once they take off, we will have tomatoes everywhere.
|My favorite bean to grow - the purple podded pole bean.|
|Flowers from my second round of peas.|
|I managed to end up with 4 hot pepper plants this year and only two bell peppers. |
Note to Self: be sure to place those popsicle stick markers in the right places when starting the seeds.....