It was just a couple weeks ago when our garden seemed to be limping along unimpressively. Now it has exploded and is a little Eden.
The first paw paws are growing on our paw paw trees! (Paw paws are a native fruit to Virginia, a cross between a mango and a banana—it can’t be grown commercially because it bruises and doesn’t store.)
Our berries are going wild, and the kids wander down several times a day to get lost in the brambles.
The tomatoes are thriving, even though we lost four or five of them to voles. We replaced them with starters from Lowe’s.
The summer squash is in bloom.
Our bush beans are plentiful and thriving, with a succession planting going to ripen several weeks after the first matures.
Some banana peppers just for fun (peppers never seem to work for us!)
The potatoes are an amazing jungle:
The cantaloupe is planted, the sweet potato slips are deciding they don’t really want to die, and the okra is coming along.
The sugar snap peas produced despite being eaten by the deer early on—not as plentiful as I’d like, but delicious and a nice surprise.
And we moved the picnic table down by the water so we have a work surface in the garden. It’s great for cleaning fish and roosters and planting seeds.