Last weekend I stripped the little side garden of all its old growth, tomatoes being what they were this year, it was no loss! I planted a section of radishes which are quickly starting to pop up. These are the Easter Egg variety from Botanical Interests, full of various colors and a great producer.
I have two varieties of spinach growing and it looks like every seed "took". I will need to do some thinning once I see which ones are the best. If I'm careful, I've been able to transplant the little ones into more sparse areas.
I really didn't care for these finger shaped eggplants but the seeds are forming nicely. I'll no doubt keep them and maybe grow some in the bigger garden next year. Someone will like them.
This is one of the swiss chard roots that I plucked out. I thought I'd just move it to see what would happen and lookey there- new growth!
The cucumbers are still having babies so I let this one be.
My marigolds were outstanding this year. Hot weather and lack of water was somehow just perfect for them. I've always loved these flowers and plant them between the vegetables for color and to repel insects. They don't do much to repel critters though!
The butterfly weed pods are stating to open so I've been trying to spray them down with the hose so they fall where I want them to. We've attracted so many wonderful butterflies to these, especially the orange ones that are the very same color. I guess that leads to caterpillars but you can't have butterflies without the munching caterpillars.
Things are looking much better around here since cooler temperatures ( 90's LOL) arrived. The pot behind the flowers is filled with sweet potatoes. I can't wait to see if anything actually grew. Our potato tower didn't do very well but it was attacked several times by little diggers, some of then turned out to be our cats! Then the dry weather with temperatures over 100 for a lot of July. We were able to get a meal out of them and they were delicious. Even my granddaughter gobbled them up with her fabulous pork steaks my husband cooked.
Well, it's time to get busy around here, lots to do!