As mentioned in a previous post, I planted green beans for the first time this year and they seem to be doing really well. They are Kentucky Blue pole green beans.
The tomatoes are starting to ripen. I didn’t plant as many varieties this year — just two. Sungold, which are grape-sized and very sweet, and Early Girl, which are a medium red tomato.
|Early Girl Tomatoes.|
The Picklebush cucumbers are doing well. I like these raw in salads. We are hoping to try actually pickling some this year.
Sweet Basil is my absolute favorite herb and I have to plant it every year. Nothing beats the smell and taste of fresh basil.
|Sweet Basil and orange Cosmos.|
We have been enjoying three varieties of greens. I like to mix them in salads.
|Fresh greens and mint.|
I love walking out the back door with a bowl and picking whatever is available in the garden for making a salad. Here we have a mix of greens with garlic chives, Sungold tomatoes, Picklebush cucumbers, gorgonzola cheese and hard boiled egg (the last two are not from the garden, obviously).
|Fresh salad using Kitchen Garden goodies.|
Unfortunately, today is not a good day to be gardening due to the heat. Think I’ll stay inside in the air conditioning with a nice, cold glass of iced tea.