The Chinese long beans are happily thriving in the heat and humidity. Harvested daily this past week. Freezer is happy it is getting fed. In my August 3 post I mentioned I read somewhere that the flowers attract hummingbirds. Have been keeping my eyes open and happy to report, yes, the hummingbirds are visiting, but they are so swift, I could not get a photo.
Brought in the last of the baby bok choy. Surprised they survived the heat. A few of the plants were flowering and all the leaves are holey, still tender and delicious stir-fried in just a bit of oil with minced garlic and ginger and a splash of soy sauce.
Left photo, amaranth plant.
This is what the inside of the chioggia beets look like.
Left, pole to pole
Right, cross section
Prepped the grounds and transplant some of the kohlrabi seedlings started in cell packs at the end of June (bumped up into 3-inch pots around mid-July). Hoping for a fall/winter harvest.
Also transplanted my Beedy’s Camden kale seedlings. Got the seeds from Dave, Our Happy Acres. Thank you Dave.
Battling cabbage worms. Hand picking daily (I do not spray) from all the brassica seedlings, many got their leaves chewed up so badly, may not make it.
Ants discovered my ripe figs. The race is now on to get to the ripe figs before the ants. I may have to harvest a tad earlier than I like.
The wookchuck has appeared, so far it is nibbling on my neighbour’s property. Despite the drought, it is really fat so there must be lots of goodies over there. Hope it continues to be happy and satisfied with what is there and not waddle over to my yard.
Lots of flowers on my blue hubbard squash but they are all male flowers, growing season is coming to an end soon so most likely I will not be harvesting any blue hubbard. This on top of losing all my summer squash plants to squash borer. A disappointing squash year. Next year will definitely be better.
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