August’s Garden

There’s something so special about August’s garden. Tender transplants of June are well past the vulnerable stage and have taken firm root. All of Julys weeding and care see plants  produce and thrive. Time in the gardens stretch from morning to night with every trip into them resulting in gifts from each plant.

“In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it.
–  Frank McKinney Hubbard

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Tomatoes are ripening! This year we welcomed several new varieties. The first I’ll show is Primo Red  (pictured left)  a flavorful variety, with small to medium fruits, that are great in salads and sandwiches. With only the occasional watering, these plants still set many tomatoes for us. Random downpours didn’t crack the fruit and with minimal support  this determinant variety doesn’t fall over easily.

 

 

 

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 Zucchini in the garden!!!  We are a family that can’t get enough zucchini… in breads, soups, casseroles, sauces, cakes. It’s such a versatile vegetable. The Bush zucchini has surprisingly thrived with our low precipitation.

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Jack Be Little is one of four pumpkin varieties growing in our large garden this year. These cuties will stay small, and used as roasted soup bowls this fall!

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Our gardens are never complete without sunflowers. These happy flowers serve a dual purpose in the gardens. First they bring  so many pollinators into the vegetable gardens. From honey bees to solitary bees, wasps to flies. They all stop at the sunflowers while buzzing from tomatoes, squash, peppers and other flowers planted. Secondly, the seeds will help to feed our winter bird friends.

From our farm to your home.

Susanne

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