Our wild blackberries are starting to turn black. I'm so excited about those!
Sadly, we had a very bad thunderstorm recently and it caused quite a bit of damage to our green bean plants, our tomatoes, and our squash. Fortunately, most everything recovered naturally except the green beans. We had to go back and stake those because several had completely toppled over. Hopefully they will recover completely now that they are staked.
Toppled Green Bean Plants
Newly Staked Green Beans
We also staked up our tomatoes again. They were already staked and caged but they needed even more reinforcing so we staked them again with a metal rod.
I have so much squash I don't know what to do with it. I suppose we will be donating it. Our grape tomatoes and green beans are also starting to come in nicely! (The weird stringy thing is a parsnip I dug up while thinning the bed.)
I put basil plants all over the garden and they are really starting to get big and bushy. I'm delighted because it should be really big by the time the tomatoes are ripe so I can make a big ole batch of homemade roasted tomato basil soup!
The peas were on their way out so we got rid of them in anticipation of needing the space for the fall broccoli. I also got rid of much of the old broccoli beds in anticipation of using them for a late summer planting of fall harvest peas (they will switch beds). We planted the broccoli and cauliflower indoors this weekend but we will wait until July to direct sew the fall peas. I also planted a small patch of sprout seeds where the and were growing. I counted 100 days out from the first fall frost date and then gave myself an extra two weeks so hopefully we are planting at the right time! It will be our first real go at those.
Newly PlantedSprout Seeds
I suppose that's about all for now! Happy Gardening!! For more gardening updates from around the blogosphere check out Feet Off the Table's Monday Garden Club!