I took a couple photos in the garden this morning. It's a jungle out there! I hope to get more photos this evening. I usually take garden photos in the evening since the light is better, so hopefully things won't be all wilted down from today's heat. These two beds in front of the chicken house are doing great! The front bed is Patty Pan squash, and a few salad slicing cucumbers in the back corner on a trellis. The back bed is three Cherokee Purple tomato plants, and three zucchini plants. These beds are always great producers, since they're protected from the southern winds by the chicken house. I have a late-planted black cherry tomato in the blue tub at the end of the raised bed. It's growing beautifully, and I can't WAIT for those little tomatoes!
The tomato plants are doing well this year. And that makes me wish I'd planted more! I have a couple of volunteer tomato plants that are completely LOADED with blooms right now. One of them is right in the front/center of this photo. There are so many blooms on the plant! I'll snap a detail photo later so you can see all the blooms ... it's crazy, really!
You can also see the pumpkin plant has started taking over the yard, and behind that you can see the cucumber bed has completely grown out into the grass as well. There's a 6' tall yellow pear tomato plant in the large aluminum trough towards the back of the garden, which is now so tall I can no longer reach the top of the plant without a ladder. It's loaded with blooms as well, so I hope this weekend's heat doesn't ruin the possibility of fruit setting.
Stay tuned for more! *grin*