Still my favorite view of the garden, as I come out of the garden shed and look to my right. The onions in the raised bed are the ones I started from seed. I think they are finally contemplating forming bulbs. The hill of cantaloupe in the foreground is finally beginning to grow, now that I've given them a good drench and foliar spray of fish fertilizer. They still aren't as large as the later planted ones.
Just look at that lovely bed of bush beans in the foreground! There are also a lot of blossoming sweet peppers in there somewhere, in tomato cages.
The pole beans have recovered nicely, and have reached over the top of the 6' fence. The strawberries, in the raised bed, are blooming again and beginning to give me a handful of larger berries once in a while.
Waltham Butternut squash vines are spreading quickly, and the corn behind it is growing taller.
Beet seedlings under cover. In the foreground are cabbage seedlings, young carrots and three more rows of carrots that haven't yet germinated. Behind this bed are more bush beans and pole beans. Not visible to the right, are the cauliflower and a few young celery plants, plus another new planting of pole beans.
My quiet, shady spot. On the left, lettuce in the protective cage, Brussels sprouts in the foreground. Grandpa Ott morning glories, behind the bench, are just beginning their climb up the chain link. Hopefully they'll soon hide the compost barrel.
The cabbages are all ready to pick. I think I may have planted too many at once! Unless I use the garage to make some sauerkraut, we'll be eating a lot of cole slaw and cabbage soup in the coming weeks! They are actually smaller than they look. The Gonzales, in front, are about the size of a softball. The Pixie in the back (not shown) are larger, close to two pounds.
Honey Bear squash is loaded with blossoms and several baby squash.
I love the look of dill as it begins going to seed.
Next year I'm going to plant the sweet peas by the patio, where I can enjoy their lovely aroma.
Sun dappled zinnias dress up the raspberry bed.
The peach hollyhocks, in full bloom.