The garden is doing okay. We had a LOT of rain this summer. In July I picked many green beans. The plants looked horrible with holes all through the leaves, but I did pick a lot of beans. Right now I am waiting for tomatoes to ripen. The marigolds I planted to repel pests are trying to take over. The zinnias are from a seed packet I received at a friends wedding last summer. All of the cucumber, pumpkin, and zucchini were decimated by squash vine borers. I was so disappointed since I love to be drowning in zucchini since it is a perfect excuse to make zucchini bread and mock apple pie.
I did plant some more squash as a last ditch effort to get some zucchini since the vine borers should be done for the season(hopefully).
I need to figure out what to do with the blackberry bush it has quadrupled in size this summer. They were sad clearance plants I bought for $2 a container. I have planted carrots and broccoli once I gave up on the pumpkins so hopefully we will have some fall broccoli. I may put some peas in again, they grew so well and so quickly.
I am just waiting for tomatoes to slowly ripen. My favorite has been the Cherokee Purple. I don’t like raw tomatoes, or at least I thought I didn’t but those are really good. They haven’t produced many and the squirrels have tasted a few too. My mother in law is sending tomatoes over at an alarming rate and I have been making marinara sauce to freeze.