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Summertime (finally)

July 6, 2009

Finally stopped raining yesterday long enough to snap some photos of what’s been taking up my free time the past two months.  Behold:

Caselode Shelling Peas

Caselode Shelling Peas

Two bean varieties:

Provider Bush Beans

Provider Bush Beans

and

Fortex Pole Beans

Fortex Pole Beans

Lessee … what else …

Lettuces, Broccoli and Squashes

Lettuces, Broccoli and Squashes

There’s Elite Zucchini, Costata Romanesco Zucc. and a neat yellow/green hybrid summer squash called Zephyr.  And if you look real close, about 8 carrots.

Corn and Tomaters

Corn and Tomaters

I received a free sample packet of Dorinny corn from Wood Prairie Farm with my seed potatoes and put them in the ground on a whim when the lettuce went in.  Whaddaya know, they grew.  Tomato varieties: Brandywine, Red Pear-Piriform, Japanese Black Trifele, a hybrid cherry – the endearingly named BHN-624, Valencia, Dafel, Wonder Light, Wapsipinicon Peach, TC Jones, Pantano Romanesco, Bloody Butcher, and Thessaloniki, for my countrymen.  The one (1) beet seedling remaining is down in there as well.  Hope you enjoyed the 6 other ones, critters.

The deck has more action this year – I’ve got 3 tomato plants in containers along with 6 eggplants and 6 pepper plants  After zero (0)  fruit on my eggplant seedlings and only one pepper last year, I decided to put these guys where the heat is most concentrated to give them a fighting chance.  At some point I may have to accept that I live too far north (or lack the skills) to eat my own eggplant.

Eggplants and Peppers

Eggplants and Peppers

I caught this guy buzzing around the top of the bamboo teepee where the pole beans are growing:

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Looks like some type of Skimmer to me, forgive me for not finding the scientific name.

Ah, summer.

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