august brought a shift to colder and rainy weather. we have still been spending lots of time in the garden though. our bean teepee hasn't grown as i expected, and i am taking notes about what to do differently next year. i will make the stalks grow zigzag in between the poles, this way the teepee will really close up. the beans had a hard time starting off, probably because of the snails. snails ate most of our vegetable plants in the beginning stages, so that i eventually pulled our zucchini out, since i felt that they just attracted the snails. i hope next spring will be less wet, which will hopefully mean less snails.
it is blackberry season, so we have been snacking a lot on the blackberries in our garden. now and then, i collect a bagful and pop it in the freezer, for a jam-making session on a cold winter's day.
something funny happened with the raised beds. we are still harvesting some radishes there, but the rest of the plants are just shooting out like that, from the compost that i layered under the earth. apparently there were remains of tomatoes that are now blooming (they will never make it, it'll be far too wet and cold for them to ripen) and some ginormous plant that i cannot even identify. can anybody of you? it looks squash-ish to me... isn't that wild?! i'm just leaving everything as it is. it looks pretty and plentiful ;)
what's growing in your garden? sharing garden notes with soulemama today.