I think this is my best garden ever even though I don’t have a lot of produce yet-but it’s all coming! It’s gotten so lush with just a couple of days of rain. I don’t mean to brag but I must-it’s really hard to grow a garden like this in the high desert. I fight the pests and have problems too just like you but diligence and hard work has really help. Hope you enjoy these photos.
This is the same angle from the corner of the garden I’ve photographed since the beginning of this year. Wow what a difference 2.5 months makes.
Here is the same corner in the beginning of the season back on May 15, 2011
Here the view is looking towards the entry from inside. Zucchini, flowers, scarlet runner beans, rattlesnake beans tomatoes, corn, asparagus, sunflowers, rhubarb all stuffed in the entry!
These Emerite pole beans are hiding the teepee now.
Corn, asparagus, flowers, rhubarb and sunflower coming along.
Baby cucumbers- these are Boothsby Blonde variety. They will make great bread and butter pickles.
Caleb, my apprentice, gave me a gourd seed that someone had given him but he didn’t know what type it was, so I call it-Caleb’s mystery gourd. Notice the purslane in the left corner. I’m going to try some this year so I left it in..
Flower bed to the right of the entry-zinnias, cosmos nasturtiums, pole beans and sunflowers. I can only imagine this when they all bloom.
My one lone cosmos flower yet but what a beauty-Magenta cosmos flower
Here is Caleb’s baby mystery gourd-wonder what kind it’ll be. Kind of looks like a pear right now.
The Long Gourd is stretching towards the top of that 10′ trellis tower I built! Never thought I’d see that!
Scarlet Runner bean flower-beautiful!
Here’s one of Caleb’s bees doing it’s thing with the pumpkin flower.
Finally the Shishito peppers are kicking in.
View from the inside looking out towards the gate. The Rattlesnake pole beans are producing and growing over the arbor now. Way in the background inside the corral is the pumpkin patch.
Finally a baby ‘Greenie’ pumpkin-about 5 inches in circumference right now-small but I’ll take it!
Put my cell phone on top of the giant pumpkin today to give it some perspective. It put on 11.5 lbs yesterday— went from 56.5 lbs to 70 lbs. Hope the squirrel doesn’t get it. Been hiding all the pumpkins under row cover and burlap to discourage the squirrel.
Today’s small harvest-slow but steady!