Often I only show the best that’s happening around here. Today’s a bit different, I’m sharing the good, the bad & the ugly.
Tomatoes are picking up, especially the sungolds. I’ve harvested the first of my Pruden’s Purples, Cosmonaut Volkov, Black Prince, Juilet and Rutgers from my early May plantings. We’re also enjoying zucchini, cucumbers, patty pans squash. No beans, see “the ugly.”
The garden is quite overgrown with weeds and out of control squash vines. Few of the paths are walkable. I haven’t done any succession seeding since late May. I’m not even sure that I’ll get any fall crops planted.
The deer have found the garden. First the ate the backs of the bean plants off the trellis. I put up netting on two sides. Recently they came through and mowed off the tops of all the broccoli plants and some of the brussels sprouts and kale. We’re currently fighting back with invisible fishing line and Irish Spring soap.
And here’s the explanation for the garden’s chaos, and the quiet around the blog lately. I’m spending as many hours as I can outside scraping and painting the house. It’s slow going. We’re switching from the blue to the green. The shutters will remain off. I won’t show you how neglected the front flower beds are. Here’s the front, including the new front deck Matt built.