The remote garden is growing well and a garden update

I have a garden update on how well my remote garden is growing.  I know that I have mentioned it before, but I have not take any photos of it this year.

We were able to pick about 5 quarts of black raspberries.  They were just coming ripe and now they are at peak.

Raspberries ripe and ready

The Hubs had just freshly tilled between the rows of green beans, which were looking good.  The remote garden has been such a saving grace.  I am too embarrassed of what the green beans in the home garden look like to even show a picture.  Poor germination, yellowing leaves and overtaken by grass.  These babies are doing great.  Plenty to harvest to eat fresh and to freeze for winter.

green beans in rows

He also tilled around the pumpkins and squash.  The vine crops are off to a great start too.

Pumpkins and sqaush

The cucumbers are loving their happy home under the black plastic.

cucumber plants gaining size

The peppers are looking great and have lots of small fruits as they grow along side the beans.

Peppers and beans

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

I spotted this amazing spider web sight when I glanced out the window.  Later, without the morning dew, it was not nearly as impressive or imposing.

huge spider web filled with dewThe pepper plants are loaded!  All the necessary ingredients for stuffed hot banana peppers are awaiting harvest any day now…

Lots of peppers on the plants

We can see developing tomatoes along with oodles of blossoms.

Tomatoes and blossomsOur first zucchini is just a few days away.  Eggplants and okra are steadily developing fruits and getting larger.

Eggplants and okraThe sunflowers continue to climb to the heavens.

Sunflower height is increasingCheck out this super heavy duty hose cart the Hubs ordered.  Aesthetically, it is not so great, but can be wheeled out of sight quite easily.  It is super functional when you have 300 feet of hose to wrangle.  It came from AM Leo and if it is as good as every other tool that we have purchased from them, it will serve us well for some time.  (Seriously, check them out.  I am in no way getting compensated for this endorsement.)

The new hose cart

I am eager to start eating all of this tasty produce.  Then when we are overwhelmed, the food preservation will begin.  This weekend I am going to make jelly and jams.  The deep freezer needs a thorough cleaning and defrosting, so I will get to that as well.  We also plan on tilling up those awful green beans and plant a fall crop along with peas.  I so want peas.  We did not get this veggie garden started early enough for spring crops this year.

Developing fruits garden update

We have had lots of rain and lots of sunshine and the garden is growing by leaps and bounds.  All the plants are getting big, big big.  Everything is loaded with blossoms.  Like the tomatoes.

tomato blossomsI even found some developing fruits on the tomatoes that were trying to hide.

baby tomato fruitsSquash blossom buds.

Tiny zuchini blossomsTomatillo blossoms.

groundcherry flowersTiny ground cherries.

developing ground cherryIn the orchard things are looking good too.  This first year pear has developing pear fruits.  I would have been happy for this tree to pollinate the existing pear tree.

Crab apple babies.

baby crab applesAnd tint apples developing.

developing applesOn the flower front, these marigolds are just vibrant.

bright orange marigoldBright yellow pansies.

yellow pansies in potThe Shasta daisies that we planted at Daisies are starting to get bigger.

shasta daisy sproutsI started some lettuce seedlings to fill out the deck planters.  The deck rail planters are getting pretty decimated by the amount of salad that we have been eating.

lettuce seedlingsRemember the gooseberry bushes that our neighbors gave us about a month ago?  Me thinks they might actually be currants.  they are bright red and too small to be Gooseberries.

gooseberry or currant bushI can’t wait to start harvesting some of this tasty stuff.  I know that we are going to be lousy with produce around here real soon.