Garden Gab…the end is near.
The MyBlogSpark giveaway has ended. The winner was comment #18
Your banana bread looks very yummy, Thanks Jamie, I would like to try it with oatmeal raisin cookie.”
Say hello to Samah on her blog, Good Cooks.
I will have another giveaway soon, because giveaways are fun!
Anyhoo……Happy Friday my friends. It has been a few weeks since I have updated you on my garden.
See all my earlier Garden Gab posts here.
I’m afraid my gardening is winding down. My raised garden box is sinking-sideways into the earth. The super hot, relentlessly dry summer, combined with water restrictions created large cracks in my backyard. Don’t worry, my house foundation is perfectly fine thanks to soaker hoses.
I tried to show the crazy lean in a picture. I’m not sure I did it justice.
Pardon my grass, it needs to be mowed. So, hopefully you can see…my raised garden bed is sinking. My husband is working on my expanded garden space, but it won’t be ready for Fall planting so, I’m probably done gardening until the Spring.
I cut the okra down. Since my garden is sinking I have been removing the plants. The only plants left in the raised garden? The (unexpectedly) hot peppers. The royal purple bean plants. The purple hull peas. And, of course, Strawberrytopia.
The royal purple bean plants are very small still, they flower but have not produced any beans.
The mint plant is still doing well. It has not taken over the side garden. I believe the heat probably stunted its growth.
The carrots are still small-ish, I think maybe I planted them too close together?
Now for the really exciting part. The purple hull peas? Growing lovely little peas. The pea pods start out looking like strange monster claws.
The monster claws grow longer and wider, the peas within grow and swell the pods. Then they look like this…
They grow peas that look like this…
There are not enough peas for a meal yet, but I’m very excited about the purple hull peas! They are the only reason that I have not completely gutted the garden box yet.
How is your garden growing? Are you planting this fall?
Have a super weekend!
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