Saturday, June 30, 2007

End of June

This was Wednesday's harvest. And after I took the photo Lyle pointed out that I had forgotten 4 more cucumbers I had cut and left in the front yard. 12 cukes in one day. The housekeeper got 3, we kept 2 and the rest went to Lyle's work.

The lettuce quit us around the beginning of June. It finally got warm and the lettuce and Spinach bolted towards heaven. So it got cut out.

As the lettuce left, the cucumbers arrived, in force. Why is it that we think salads should be lettuce and tomatoes and cucumbers and those things won't grow in my yard at the same time?

We've had about 20 or so artichokes from our plants of which we didn't expect anything until year two.

The pepper plants are doing their thing. So much so that some plants are being pulled over from the extra weight.

Though we had a miracle plant that gave us tomatoes through the winter, we've been lacking tomatoes since late January. The tomato in the photo above is our first summer tomato.

The sunflowers are on fire! Though some are still inching their way up, up, up others have crested 7' tall. They will appear in the house photo I've promised my mother this weekend.


Rachel said...

Beautiful harvest!

Rodrigo said...

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Carolyn said...

I love pictures of cucumbers. And they were arranged so beautifully. You could be a professional vegetable photographer. I don't have a garden, but if I did I would grow cucumbers and have you come over and take pictures of them. :-)

M- Filer said...

I'll take the cucumber second from the top. Exquisite.

The T-Dude said...

Nice veggies...think I'll go have a salad.

Christina said...

I had such a great time last night. The food was wonderful. I love your garden and backyard, but mostly the pond.

The T-Dude said...

Jim, where are you dude? No new posts? Too busy? On travel? Cat got your keyboard?