July is when harvesting time really starts to take off in our on-site garden. We are so excited to see tomatoes ripening, pole beans covering our archways, cucumber vines loaded down and squash blossoms buzzing with bees.
As many of you wander through the garden you’ve noticed that we often grown unusual varieties of common vegetables. That is one of the great joys of having our own garden, we can experiment. Our harvest basket from yesterday showcases some of these unusual vegetables – just look at all the amazing colors!
Top row, left to right: Grey Griller Squash (partially in photo), Zucchini, Islander Lilac Bell Peppers
Center row, left to right: Dragon’s Egg Cucumber, Pencil Pod Bush Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Bennings Green Tint Scallop Squash
Front town, left to right: Trionfo Violetto Pole Beans, Rattlesnake Pole Beans, Parisian Pickling Cucumbers, Mexican Sour Gherkins, Dragon’s Egg Cucumber