The Bounty

The veggie garden has moved into summer harvest mode.  Zucchini and pumpkins are in lavish bloom, with baby zucchini now on the menu.  Tomatoes are blooming, ripening and some are ready to pick.  Peas and beans are hanging heavy with their bounty.  Raspberries and blackberries shine in the sun, getting riper and sweeter.  Beets have fattened under the earth, and are now waiting to be plucked.  Glorious kale, with purple stems and curly green, is a regular harvest.  Lettuce marches on despite summer heat.  Cabbage is a luxurious blue-purple.  Nasturtiums, with edible flowers and leaves, add spice in taste and colour to greens.  In a week or two I will plant another round of lettuce, arugula and peas, to sneak in more harvest before cold weather hits.

Posted on July 25, 2014 and filed under Harvest.