Charlie’s garden is very similar from year to year because we have decided upon our favorite homegrown vegetables and pretty much stick to them.
Every year we grow “Pink Beauty” radishes which are very popular with our friends. Alas they only grow in the cool spring weather.
We don’t grow corn because in our area very delicious sweet corn is readily available for much of the summer at $2 or $3 per dozen. We couldn’t grow it for that.
Instead Charlie focuses on tomatoes, cucumbers, and French beans.
As I was taking photos of the bush bean plants I noticed a green basil plant growing amongst the beans. Since we didn’t grow our usual crop of basil for pesto this rogue plant is very welcome.
I also noticed that there is one orange “Sun Gold” ready to pick. This year we have “Big Boy” and “Lemon Boy” as well as “Sun Golds” which are my all time favorite.
The cucumbers are prolific this year. I don’t know the variety but they are sweet, flavorful, and have a strong fresh cucumber aroma.
Finally our volunteer purple basil, which is not very good eating, has made a stunning display around the gazing ball.
What’s your favorite homegrown variety?