Last Thursday was the last time I spent any considerable time in the gardening, deciding to weed each of our beds and then water them. I was glad I did that then because Friday afternoon we had a wonderful, drenching rain that got me out of watering for the next two days. I ended up in the garden Sunday evening to check on things and found a lot had happened in those three days.
Chris planted several varieties of beans last weekend and they finally began to sprout. These dragon tongue beans are a bushing variety so no poles for them.
Asparagus beans are also called yard-long beans. I’m excited to tree these out, they were my choice to grow.
The onions are bulking up a little bit more but some in another bed are already starting to flop over. Chris has been reading up on drying and storing them, which I should also do. I have already eaten a couple of the smaller ones that flopped over and they are delicious!
I was mostly surprised by the amount of cucumbers already ready for picking. I’m going to wait for a few others that will fatten up in a day or two and then pickle them. We still have many jars of pickles from the fall so I’m not quite sure how I will manage to eat them all!
Despite growing a Monsanto owned plant (we put it unknowingly—won’t happen again) this little tomato variety, we have two of them, is loaded down with fruit. I hope to turn them into a nice batch of pasta sauce.
All in all, it was a happy little tour of the garden after several days away.