It is an exciting time in the garden. Time to start to harvest things.
Little by little, day by day I am able to pick a few things.
The swiss chard is doing well. I have it planted on the east side of the tomatoes to help shade it from the hot west sun in the afternoons.
The peppers are all growing well.
I harvested the remaining Carnival Carrots on Sunday. They are so pretty and they did so much better than I ever expected. I had the carrots growing in with some onions and they both did really well. The southern-type peas I had planted in the same box did not like to be planted next to the carrots &/or onions. The three pea plants right up against the carrots/onions are barely more than 4″ tall while the others in the same box but further away are 3x the size. Sure tells me loud and clear that the peas don’t like one or both (carrots &/or onions). I didn’t intend for them to be planted together. The carrots and onions where there from the winter crops. I planted the peas this spring. On the other side of that same bed I have cucumbers climbing on the fence and the peas don’t seem to mind that at all. However the cucumbers are struggling – might not like the peas I guess. I thought they were alright to plant together as companions. I need to read up on that again I guess. The cucumbers are growing better now, but they really struggled at first. (I don’t know the name of the southern-type peas. They are not purple hulls and they are not black eyed peas. I will take some photos as they develop and when I harvest them so I can try to find out what they are. My neighbor brought them from Florida a few years ago and they seem to grow very well here)
One of the day lilies is blooming for the first time. It is beautiful.
I have no idea what the name of this Day Lily is, but I will enjoy it anyway. I received it from a friend in Austin when she was separating her lilies a few years ago.
What is growing in your garden right now?
note: I just corrected one of the sweet pepper names above – it is a Cubanelle sweet pepper. I also found out some more information on the Southern-type pea I have growing. It called a “zipper pea” and is also know as “cowpeas”.