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As much as I would like to keep a record of our garden’s produce (similar to Agricultura's Harvest Log post last year), the reality is that I am not going to manage it. I am not even keeping up with my garden journal this year. I guess the best record I will have for this year will be the photos and information I post here on GT. Despite the heat wave and lack of water, I think this has been a pretty good year. Because of the thick mulch I use in the vegetable garden, most of the vegetables fared much better in the heat than the flowers planted around the yard. We are currently enjoying abundant harvests of red onion, basil, chard, cucumber and zucchini. My sons have set up a little farm stand in the front yard; they sell the extra zucchini and cucumbers for twenty-five cents each. We have just started harvesting peppers and green beans. The popcorn, tomatoes and pumpkins are coming along splendidly.
These photos show what the gardens look like today. You can compare them with my previous 2010 garden posting to see how everything has grown.
The watermelon in one of the six photos is the first I have ever grown since I was a child. How do I know when to harvest it?
As a part of one of my apple tree guilds, I planted Amaranth and Bachelor Buttons that came from Bon’s seeds and the winter sowing project:
And here is a photo to show the Bon’s Phlox before the heatwave hit. The Phlox did not survive the heat well.
-- "To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." M. Gandhi