It’s kind of nice how things come in stages. First we were hauling up an unreasonable amount of summer squash, then it was tomatoes. Now it’s the beans chance to shine. They are the most abundant vegetable in the garden right now. All of these came from the pole beans–which are finally starting to produce a decent yield. (Which makes hunting in that jungle worth it.)
Our melons didn’t do too great this year. Almost all of them rotted away on the bottom. I’ve been rotating them each day, so the water moisture pooling at the bottom can dry out. The ones above were picked early for fear of rotting away. They would have been tastier if they vine ripened.
In other news: I’m ashamed to say that I had let my mints get a little worse for wear. I tended them best I could, watering them and keeping them out of the intense heat but it came down to the fact that they simply needed to be re-potted. The roots were crowding themselves out and the soil was pretty depleted. (I just used top soil—which will work for a little while but not long term.) So I removed them from their containers, cut off a healthy looking chunk and re-potted them with fresh soil. I’m happy to say after a week or two, they are perking back up.
How does your garden grow?