Thanks to a lot of rain in the evenings followed by sunshine through the day, my garden is thriving, and so are the weeds. I have been outside pulling weeds at every spare moment and I think I’m winning, but there are still a lot to get rid of. It looks like the lettuce isn’t going to happen this year, and the peppers don’t look very healthy either, but everything else is growing really well.
As you can see in the picture below (left), the beans are wrapping themselves around the bamboo and the string. The beans are getting really big, as are the zucchini plants, radishes and onions. You can see one tiny little yellow zucchini in the picture below (top right) and some wee tomatoes below it. The bottom right picture shows how full the bean plants are. The green onions surrounding every garden are ready to eat now or can be left to grow even bigger.
I love seeing the progress and knowing that we will soon be picking tomatoes and starting our canning. I’m a little disappointed that my peppers aren’t growing, because I will have to buy some in order to make pasta sauce and salsa, but at least it will be made with home grown tomatoes and onions. The beans will be frozen, and the carrots will be too if we get enough of them. The zucchini and cucumbers are generally eaten and shared as they grow. I love zucchini on the grill!