Photo below - The moss roses have filled out nicely in the planter bench, I just wish the flip-flops would have been removed before taking this photo. OOPS.
Photo below - I figured I'd show you one of the green stinkbugs found on my okra - and yes..it's alive. It quickly met it's demise after this photo though! Ribbit, are you scared of these too? Ha!
Photo below - this is the seventh cucumber that has been harvested from the new planting, and I really like these straight eights. When they really start coming in, sweet pickle relish will be made from them. Yay! I bet it will go well on hotdogs later. Gonna have to find a good recipe for that, as I've never made it before. Oh well, there's a first time for everything.
Photo below - I'm really enjoying the burgundy okra that continues to yield very well. This will likely be the only variety grown next year. No more clemson spineless for me....
Photo below - Me and my wife have been picking at least a gallon of these Kentucky Wonder beans about every 3 days for a while, now - with no possible slow-down in sight. And to think, I wanted to pull them earlier in the year - due to the slow harvest rate at the beginning.... After I picked a gallon of them just today, my wife asked me "are all of those from today?" Ha!
Photo below - a close examination under the foliage of the sweet potato plants revealed several tubers, just like this one. I'll let them go until October 1st, and then they will be harvested. About 20 lbs. of these babies would be really nice, as the season begins to wind down.
In other news, I got all of the exterior walls covered with OSB today, and will start on the roof when we get back from the beach. I can't wait to get in it, because I really need a place where all of my stuff can be neatly organized. I have stuff piled up everywhere right now! Sheesh....
The pumpkin puree' that was made last weekend turned out very well, and i'll be doing that every year, from now on. Pumpkins are really fun to grow, so they will be planted again next year.
With all of the tomatoes, okra, green beans, and grapes coming in right now, I have no spare time whatsoever for any relaxation. The tomatoes have to be cored and frozen every night - which occupies at least a good hour of my "leisure" time. Whew...
The running total of grapes harvested so far is 1 gallon, and they are washed - then frozen whole. This is necessary, due to the fact that they all don't mature at the same time, and I need every single one of them to make a nice batch of jelly with later. My only problem, is that some of them will mature on the vine while we're gone to the beach.....Dangit. This is gonna be close!
The okra is the easiest thing to prep, because they can be sliced into 1/2" pieces, then added to bags that aren't full yet.
Anyway, that's what's goin' on around here right now......
Take care, and happy gardening!