The garden still continues to produce… despite the lack of rain. Vegetables are mostly done, but some of the perennial flowers are just starting to bloom.
A bed of echinacea, seeded in April and transplanted to the field in late May.
The Helenium, another perennial. Variety, Helen’s Mix. I love the old fashioned look, but bugs seem to like the petals.
More of Helen’s Mix.
The yarrow bed.
The strawflower is still producing.
I started some lavender seeds this spring, most of which didn’t survive. The plants that did make it are now 6″ to a foot tall, and look good; but the bed is spotty so I will have to eventually relocate or reposition the plants.
The Padron peppers; hot and drying on the bush.
Some hot jalapeno peppers.
The first planting of okra, variety: Burmese. The pods are drying, and look pretty funky! I have seen dried okra pods in flower arrangements; though definitely not this variety. We’ll save the seeds though.
Here’s the second planting of okra, a variety called Evertender. It grew so tall it is above my head. Both okra varieties came from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange: they have the best selection of okra varieties I’ve seen.
Gavin tilled up one of the harvested potato rows and we did a small direct-seeded planting of carrots, arugula, scallions, kale, collards, salad greens, lettuce, salad turnips, and broccoli raab. We were running out of fresh vegetables, so maybe now in a few weeks we’ll have a little something to eat. Still waiting on that Maschio tiller…