Arg, I can’t figure out how to work with photos on my new Mac. I can download them from camera to computer, but still don’t know how to process them. I have iPhoto and Aperture, but can’t find my new pictures in either program. I bought Paintshop Pro, which is what I used on my PC for photo processing, but can’t even seem to download it successfully. Frustrating! So you’re seeing unprocessed photos.
View of our front yard raised vegetable bed. If the only sunshine your yard gets is in the front, grow your vegetables there! That way, everyone can enjoy looking at your garden. Looks like my butternut squash and cucumbers are taking over.
We just got back in town after a week in Portland, OR, so I’m playing catchup in the garden.
The Millionaire eggplant is setting fruit but nothing is ready to harvest yet.
I grow yams, potatoes, and eggplants in containers in the driveway. The pot of blue potatoes is almost ready to harvest.
This is my pumpkin patch. I’m attempting to grow a Rouge Vif d’Tampes and a Queensland Blue pumpkin for each of my three little granddaughters. I’m thinking that six pumpkins in one little bed might be too much. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. So far the plants look healthy.
This is the first butternut squash to have set fruit. The silly thing is growing upside down.
A second butternut blossomed a couple of days ago and seems to have set fruit. I’m growing them on a trellis to save space in my tiny garden.
Green bunching onions do nicely in a ceramic bowl. These are coming along.
A Mortgage Lifter tomato.
A Box Car Willie tomato.
A German Johnson tomato.
Amish paste tomatoes. Or maybe these are the Big Russian Paste tomatoes. Oh, boy, they’re turning ripe! But Mortgage Lifter already won the race for first ripe tomato in my yard. These will be second, beating out Early Girl.
My “mystery pumpkins” that sprouted from the compost pile are making lots of male flowers.
And the “mystery pumpkins” are beginning to make fruit. Sure looks like a zucchini. But it’s shorter and fatter than a zuke, not the typical shape. I let one of them get big, and it’s a really dark green but shaped more like a spaghetti squash without the ridges. I had no seeds from spaghetti squash or zucchini in my compost pile, so it had to be a hybridized seed. Those squash are so promiscuous. I think I’ll try eating this one as a zucchini and see how it tastes, but I let the other one get HUGE, thinking it would turn into a pumpkin or winter squash of some kind. Now I’m thinking that it’s just going to be an old zucchini. I’ll eat it anyway.
The nectarines are still hard as rocks, but they look beautiful.
Hiding way up there in the foliage is my first ripe Santa Rosa plum of the season. The possums left me a measly four plums, and since three aren’t ripe yet, they could still get them.
This is one of three August Pride peaches. They have great flavor, but the skin is tough and fuzzy so they need to be peeled. The skin of the Babcock Improved is thinner and those peaches taste like ambrosia, with a hint of jasmine. Incredible flavor. The Babcocks are small this year and most aren’t ripe yet.
Our three little granddaughters harvested all of this produce, plus a lot of snow peas. Their dad took this photo with his iPhone and sent it to me. I managed to download it and find it on the iMac. Rotating it is beyond me still.
On to the harvest for last week ending June 24, 2012
13 oz Lemons, Eureka
10 oz Peaches, August Pride (last of crop)
6 oz Peaches, Babcock Improved
1 oz Strawberries
Subtotal 1 lb 14 oz FRUIT
2 oz Green Beans (Cherokee Trail of Tears)
9 oz Peas, Mammoth Snow
3 lbs Squash, Yellow
Subtotal 3 lbs 11 oz VEGETABLES
TOTAL 5 lbs 9 oz PRODUCE plus 5 eggs
If you had a harvest, visit Daphne’s Dandelions.