Two Weeks in the Barn Garden

July 4 – Naughty Marietta Marigolds and Scarlet Runner Beans

July 18

July 4

July 18

July 4 – Onions (far left), leeks to the right of the onions. We harvested the leeks last week and have slowly been harvesting the onions as they fall.

July 18

July 18 – a candy onion

July 4

July 18 – a different angle of the tomatoes. The leaves are yellowing and we are starting to get fruit.

July 4 – sweet potatoes and butternut squash, okra (back left)

July 18 – the sweet potato are starting to spread into the okra

July 4 – pole beans on the right and bitter melon on the left

July 18 – again a different angle. Bitter melon in the front and purple pole beans in the back. We are starting to get beans – they are like green beans.

July 18 – This is the purple pole bean blossom.

July 4 – blue corn (back left), watermelon and cantaloupe (inter-planted front) and pole beans (back center).

July 18

July 18 – a cantaloupe blossom

July 18 – I saw a lot of little watermelons like this

July 18 – and then I spied this! See the melon behind the leaves. Unfortunately, I didn’t focus on the melon. Need to work on that. The melon would fit comfortably in my hand. This is exciting. Last year all our watermelon plants died young.

July 18 – Our lone surviving strawberry plant from last year. Something was eating the strawberries so we covered it with chicken wire. We’ve had a couple of very sweet berries. They are an ever-bearing variety so we should continue to get berries through the summer.

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