Our garden seriously needs to be mowed since it rained. Eventually we’d like to have walkways with wood chip mulch but only a small part got wood chips this spring.
The zucchini looks good, but isn’t producing anything. I think it’s because of the heat and the bugs.
Our potato and bean beds have tarps over them right now since they are done producing. I’m hoping the tarps will help generate enough heat to kill the pill bug infestation we had.
This just makes me laugh. Our kale and swiss chard that was planted in OCTOBER is still going strong. We’re still picking it a couple of times a week for meals and we’re still sharing with friends. The kale is so top heavy that it’s falling over. We’ve tried staking them but it’s not really helping.
We picked the last of our garlic and onion. We’ve also harvested all our cantaloupes and watermelons. We picked our first okra so we should be getting okra for the next few months which will be great.
One of the great things about living in zone 9 is that we can garden pretty much year round. Not much will be harvested during the next couple of months but when fall comes, we’ll be planting all kinds of cold weather crops to take us through the winter. As I look at my dismal bean harvest (yet, again), I’m comforted to know that I don’t have to put up green beans to have green veggies this winter. By November, I’ll be able to go out to the garden and pick lettuce, kale, chard and spinach. by December I should be able to harvest broccoli and by January I should have some great looking cauliflower.
I know if you live further north your gardens are lovely right now, so please leave some links to them in the comments so we can enjoy them.