After receiving actual summer heat last week all the crops have shown a drastic improvement in growth. Melons are setting, squash are ballooning and the tomatoes are actually starting to turn color. The pole beans have even started to produce! The rest of this week is forcasted to be cooler however but it looks like from here on out we will be basically having seasonal weather, finally.
Here is a shot from the patio which was taken well drinking morning coffee. As you can see the beds are laid out in a way that the hedges low sun shade line is almost at the end of each bed.
Here are the lowest beds. You may notice the cucumbers I was just blogging about with the yellowing/mildewed leaves. I have also put the uncovered cold frame out and seeded it with kale, spinach & mache for fall harvest. In behind the frame is broccoli & brussels sprouts also for fall harvest.
Here we have the pepper bed that is coming along nicely. The pot garden in front with radicchio, sport peppers(doing nothing) and the late planted sungold in the middle. I have also put the uncovered poly tunnel out and so far have planted celery starts and mache. The rest will be planted out with the started I currently have growing in cell packs. In behind the poly tunnel is vermont cranberry beans & red beets.
Here is another bed in the middle of the garden. It has fall parsnips by the poly tunnel, eggplant in the front and seven tomatoes that have recently been pruned. Above are the topsy's that are growing like crap and fall veggies growing in the cell packs on the window sill.
Now we are into the top raised beds. This shot shows three more tomato plants, pole beans, dragon tongue beans, zucchini & carrots that are squeezed in the middle, poor carrots.
Finally the very top bed. It has melons on the trellis, trenched leeks in the front and bright lights chard (seed from Daphne's Dandelions). Then at the very top is the potato bin that should be ready for harvest some time in September.
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