It’s been a wonderful week here at my Sanctuary Garden. The weather hasn’t been too hot – in the upper 70s to lower 80s most of the week. The sky has threatened rain several times, but never kept its forecasted promise. So, I’ve had to break out the hose and water. At least the clouds have kept it cooler. The garden is filling in and looking lush! Things are growing, fruit is popping, and flowers are blossoming (like my hydrangeas pictured above).
Besides my hydrangeas, I’ve got some new flowers in the garden. The icicle radishes that I planted around my squash and cucumbers to ward off the squash/cucumber bugs are now flowering.
I’ve been harvesting my red creole onions a few at a time because I love the blooms! However, I think I need to pull them all now because they’re starting to get a little woody in the center. I’ve left them in the ground too long, I think. So, here’s the last look at the flowers.
My green beans are flowering now. Get ready for the snap beans!
My Black Beauty eggplant is budding. What I found interesting is this double bud (will be two flowers in the same calyx) – something I’ve never seen before! I’m looking forward to seeing how the fruit grows from this.
Although it’s not flowering, my moonflowers are popping through the soil.
I’m getting so excited because I’m harvesting strawberries and will soon harvest raspberries, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, and peppers. And, most exciting, I have my very first fig buds on my fig tree!
And lots of tomatoes…tomatoes, tomatoes…. I thought I was going to lose my Black Krim tomato due to all the rain we had shortly after I transplanted. But it’s coming back, and growing tomatoes. Look at the creases in this heirloom variety.
These are going to be huge!
I have clusters of these paste tomatoes…time to get some more Mason jars!
I also have fruit on my blue and Riesentraube (cherry) tomato plants.
It’s almost Memorial Day here in the South, and I am actually still harvesting lettuce! My Black Seeded Simpson lettuce (in picture below) is ready. Red Sails is growing. And I just planted Red Romaine the other day. (I’m waiting to see if it will germinate; hopefully, the soil isn’t too warm.)
What’s growing in your garden? Comment below and share!