I went out in the garden yesterday and worked for several hours. I took pics to share. I did a lot of weeding. I pruned some stuff. I picked some stuff. I discovered that my cucumbers and possibly my squash has alternaria blight. I couldn't find anything to solve that problem at the store except for a very dangerous and toxic fungicide that I did not want to use because it had a longer list of precautions and warnings than directions and it's not approved for use on vegetables that are to be sold. Which tells me that the chemicals in it are really freaking bad. My veggies will live with the fungus, thanks. I got a spray bottle to apply a soap solution instead and hope that that has a beneficial effect of some sort. At least it will keep most bugs away. And we have very many ladybugs about. YAY! they are doing a very good job of keeping the bad insects away because I have yet to see any even moderate insect damage to anything, forget about actually seeing any bad bugs. *knocks wood*
But, yes, pictures...
Long-shots of the garden rows:
Pink Brandywine tomatoes:
The haul from yesterday...
Okra and cucmbers:
Green beans and a pepper:
I also picked a squash yesterday, but I didn't take a picture of it for some reason...
I found a part of a shedded black snake skin:
It's good to have these around. They aren't venomous or aggressive, and they keep the rattlesnakes away.
Also took pics of the herb garden:
There's dill, cilantro, oragano, basil, rosemary, tarragon, sage and chives.
The dill (the yellow) and cilantro (the white) are insisting upon flowering... I held them back as long as I could. I hope I'll be able to collect seeds, but we'll see. And there's my Basye's Purple rugosa rose blooming in this photo too...
And one more... gratuitous pond photo:
Today, I'm baking challah. Last night's episode of Supernatural was so OMG! O.O it induced baking. So challah. *nods* There will be pics later... and possibly a recipe...