Saturday, August 06, 2011

AUGUST HEIRLOOMS

yesterday i picked these tomatoes (cherokee purple on the l, black krim on the r): 

here's what the brandywines looked like on july 31st...

cherokee purple tomatoes on july 31st...

brandywines today...

another brandywine today... i think the tomato ladders are a real success...  i'm getting close to feeling i can recommend them... let's see how they store over the winter.

the potager is blowsy with blooms, with helenium 'mardi gras', echinacea, verbena bonariensis and cleome 'violet queen'

the verbena sprinkles spent blossoms on the butternut squash leaves...

the potager... i had to pull the summer squash from the empty spot at top right due to vine borers...

and hubs rock wall is coming along nicely.

2 comments:

Msrobin said...

I usually lose my squash to borers every year too, but this year is a little better. You see, I put tin foil right around the base of the vines, right up close to the stem. It's supposed to keep the moths from laying their eggs. Maybe try that next year! Denison University is pretty close to us, maybe 20 miles.

Sophie Munns said...

blowsy with blooms!
Love that description.... it all looks like the makings for delicious meals and delightful times when you can snatch them in your garden!
Hope you're going really well Em!
S