We have had some pretty mild temps here lately, but it has been super dry. Overall the garden seems to be slowing down, however, it definitely has some plants that are still hard at work.
What used to be the lovely bed of pumpkins is now quite empty.
The pumpkins started going downhill quite a few weeks ago, due mainly to powdery mildew, I believe, but also I think some insects made their way in as well.
Sadly, what began as about 15 pumpkins initially, dwindled down to these 6. They are very pretty little guys, but time will tell if they got mature enough to actually cook with them.
You can see several of these sweet, little melons still laying around.
And there are even lots of little flowers popping up to make me think that things are still trying to make it.
But, when you look at the overall picture, the plants just dont seem to have it in them any longer.
The basil beckons me with its lovely aroma every time I walk past. I think thats its way of reminding me that I need to make it into pesto before it goes to seed. Its on my list of things to do this week. I have already made one batch. But clearly, I have enough to make much more.
The green beans have really slowed down.
I did get a handful this afternoon.
And this row of beans was one that we planted a month or so ago when we noticed that our initial batch of beans was beginning to taper off.
When I looked today they had some very pretty beans waiting for me.
Quite a few it looks like. I hope we get a good harvest off of them before the first frost arrives.
And wow. I have really enjoyed these peppers. They are very prolific plants and the peppers are very sweet and crispy. And really? I chose them based solely on their name. "Lipstick Peppers". How can you not like that name?
My pickling cucumbers look really bad.
But still seem to want to share their love with me. I have been very, very happy with this variety, "Diamant".
And, of course, not to be forgotten, are my tomatoes. The San Marzanos have proven to be a great sauce tomato. Very meaty and not too many seeds. BUT, Im just not sure that I want to deal with the BER(blossom end rot) every year.
I leave you with this great little cherry tomato called, Isis Candy.
And is it ever sweet. The little guy just loves to pop these in his mouth as we are out harvesting. This will for sure be in my garden next season.
The Weekend Dish: 2/17/2018
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