That was certainly a whirlwind trip. Five days on the French Riviera with my fellow members of the Photographic Society of Orange County, with two days of flying to and from. I took over 600 pics and am now processing them and whittling them down. I promised my readers in the Huntington Beach Independent that I’d have photos and videos posted here. Ack, the column comes out tomorrow and I’m still buried in garden chores.
The Super Sugar Snap Pea vines have grown to an incredible 12 ft, flopped way over the top of the string net. They’re still producing like crazy. And now my Mammoth Snow Peas are producing, so we’re buried in peas. Everyone should be so lucky.
My blue potatoes are almost ready to dig, the artichokes are giving us a few chokes here and there, and strawberries are producing steadily. The golden wax beans are ready for a first picking and my patty pan squash plants are getting bigger every day, showing lots of flower buds. I think that there’s even a Millionaire eggplant or two ready to pick. Vic took great care of the garden while I was gone.
I counted 35 peaches set on my Babcock peach and 120 on my Panamint Nectarine. Only three apricots though. Can’t count the number of peaches on this Florida Prince. The Snow Queen nectarine just finished flowering, so I can’t count them yet. I forgot how many peaches are on the August Pride peach, but not many. Looks like maybe 20 navel oranges have set. Yes, I like to count my fruit before it ripens.
This is such an exciting time in the garden. So many new things sprouting, and some things ready for harvest. Busy, busy.