The garden is beginning to get into summer mode.
The radishes are beginning to go to seed which to me means the beans are producing.
We grow only French filet string beans because they are our favorite. We grow a bush variety by Botanical Interests that have a sweet bean taste and are very tender especially when picked early.
Charlie plants squares of beans in succession so we don’t get a huge crop all at the same time.
In the past we’ve planted multiple squares of basil but this year we edged the Sun Gold tomato plants with basil.
Charlie routinely removes suckers from the tomato plants which encourages the fruit to grow.
In 10 minutes Charlie pulled the leaves from the basil plants to take over to our pesto making friend. The plants will leaf out again before the end of the summer. I’ll be looking for a way to preserve some of the basil other than in pesto.
Yesterday was our first cucumber harvest – about a half dozen from the vines.
Growing vine vegetables on a trellis keeps the vegetable clean and makes picking easier.
The garden is off to a strong start.
Two nights ago I tried to get a photo of the garden after a tremendous thunderstorm. The sky turned yellow and the garden was very beautiful. I just could not capture the essence of it.
Do you preserve herbs or vegetables?