Summer Evening Garden Tour
ate evening in August is my favorite time in the vegetable garden. It’s cooler and not so bright, the setting sun casts a nice glow on the veggies, and the weeds don’t show as much in the photos I love growing vegetables, almost as much as I like eating them and to be honest I love every aspect of vegetable gardening, yes, even the weeding!
Here are some of the highlights of the gardens, I post plenty about the lowlights so here’s some positive stuff about this gardening year and larder stuffing. This post is long on pictures and short on commentary!
Jane figures prominently in our food supply so it’s only natural that her food supply figures prominently in the garden. Besides hay for winter stores, we grow parsnips, carrots and mangels for Jane.
Despite deer worries, the deer netting on the carrots is actually Australian Shepherd netting, either way it’s effective in keeping out carrot eaters.
This has not been a banner year here for corn. The flint corn is giving it a go, and I was too embarrassed to snap a photo of the sweet corn. It appears that Jane will be enjoying the sweet corn in stalk form, and we probably won’t be dining on any sweet corn this year.
Now cool weather crops are a different story. This is the third and final planting of kales, cabbages, chard and bok choy for the year.
Despite the heat all these crops are thriving and doing well in the greenhouse. Mid to late July plantings do the best for us in the this location if we expect to get any late fall into winter harvests. Some exceptions apply like spinach and lettuce, but for plants that take some time to mature, it’s July for me.
Third succession of zucchini!