The August garden is a busy place. I love looking back through photographs of the summer garden months. It always amazes me how fast everything grows. In May, it seems the tiny seedlings and small plants will never get big enough for daily harvests, then boom! August rolls in and it's hard to find the garden paths from all the overgrown vegetables blocking the way.
Here are a few May to August snapshots.
:: May kale
:: August kale
It seems our battle with the aphids is mostly in the past. We picked a huge bouquet of kale for dinner last night, and only one leaf carried aphids. I think we're winning!
:: May cherry tomatoes
:: August cherry tomatoes
When Steve built this eight foot trellis I didn't believe that we'd actually have plants that would outgrow it. These sugar sweeties are so, so sweet. Zinnia eats them like candy, helping herself to handfuls throughout the day.
:: May butternut squash
:: August butternuts squash
It's quite a jungle over there. We let the self-sown sunflowers do their thing around the squash buckets. The squash don't mind at all, and the sunflower blossoms keep the bees and birds happily buzzing around. Last count I think we had over 30 swelling butternut fruits. Looking forward to winter squash soups!
What's happening in your August garden?