The August Garden

It is HOT and HUMID here.  It has been a hot summer overall but the garden seems to be doing well.  I have been periodically watering the plants with a wand instead of using a sprinkler that hits lots of ground not inhabited by plants…although just this moment The Bearded One has the sprinkler going (it was too hot today to fight it..the new cabbage plants look like a truck backed over them).

Thought you might like to see how the garden looks now.

The largest eggplant plant I have ever grown...with eggplants soon to be ready for harvest. Yum.

The small garden just behind the house...eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, chard

The South end of the large garden. Okra, tomatoes, radishes, carrots, chard, aparagus, zucchini, lettuce, kohlrabi

Middle of the large garden. Tomatoes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, onions

The North end of the large garden. Green and lima beans, more tomatoes, the fall crop of broccoli...out of sight, winter and summer squash.

The garden "annex" outside the fence. Raspberries, cucumbers, kale, more okra and more types of peppers.

So, we do not need much from the farmer’s market although we stopped at a nearby farm to get corn today.  It is almost the end of the corn season here since it was an early season this year.  For dinner, we had corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes, okra fritters with banana peppers in them, cucumbers and onions, and coleslaw.  A garden bounty.


About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life
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