Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Harvest time

Yep... it's time
I don't know if it was all the rain we got this spring, or if the plants are just more established, but we've got a crazy amount of raspberries this year.
Right now I'm getting a bowlful every day. And this is just the first batch. They will take a break over August, and start fruiting up again in September.

I have high hopes for the blackberries this year too..
As you can see, they are just starting to colour. Last year about this time they got a horrible fungal disease and started to rot. I've got some fungicide on hand now, but so far things are looking good.
I'd almost forgotten I'd planted yellow beans, until I was weeding the other day and looked down at the plants. We won't get many (Dave already ate this one) as the plants are small, but it's still nice to see them growing.

Then there's this sad tomato plant
and I have another one just like it. I have no idea why, but they just never thrived. The third plant however...
..while nowhere near as spectacular as the ones I used to plant in the ground, at least looks like a healthy, happy plant. Another week or two and they should start to ripen.

What's good to eat in your garden?
*For those who asked... I did find out who won the garden contest. The first place winner was the one we all expected... they have a beautiful, large established garden... totally worthy. The second place winner was more controversial. They'd pretty much just planted red and white impatiens - and while nice and neat and tidy, there were several others (not including mine) who's gardens were much more deserving. But I guess that's the way these things go sometimes...


Araignee said...

I love green beans off the vine and those raspberries...yummo! We have some blackberries that grow in the woods but they look terrible this year. They dried up before they turned black.

Vera said...

Your bowl of raspberries brings back so many memories. We had a patch in our backyard growing up and we could always count on them beginning to ripen around July 4th. They don't keep have to gobble them up quickly!! When we moved into our house we had a ton of blackberry bushes/vines in our woods and I would pick a I can't find any:(

Delighted Hands said...

We're still eating blackberries and the mulberries are sending out another harvest!
Bill doesn't veg garden anymore, I don't know why!?

chrisknits said...

I know the feeling, having just seen the results of the Fair contest I entered. Some things given the high honors that were very little to no difficulty or expertise required. And other things more worthy given less honor. Oh well, having judged these things in the past with another lady, I have to wonder. She would like something based on the color!!! No thought given to the level of work done or execution of talent. Just the color? I think your garden is well thought out and lovingly attended, the beauty you see each day must be inspiring.

The Well Fed Wheel said...

We have a bumper crop of beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, pumpkins and watermellon but no berries. Your berries look amazing!

Eastside Cats said...

Our hostas are blooming like crazy right now, and we don't have any veggies. However, the nearby mulberry trees have had wonderful crops of berries, and The Hubby and I eat 'em up!

Cat Lover said...

As Vera stated your raspberrries make me remember the huge patch we had growing up too. Best dessert in the world was fresh raspberries and cream!
No veggie garden here but the flower gardens are growing wonderfully.
Have a good day!

Anonymous said...

YUM! Raspberries!!!

No garden for me this year, but as Alexander Hamilton said, "Just you WAIT!" LOL