The miraculous change from bodacious bloom to bountiful fruit! I would be happy to grow a creeping pumpkin vine just for the glamorous golden blossoms, but am grateful to also get my sweet pie pumpkins. See more pumpkins by clicking here.
Beets are one of the jewels of the veggie garden. Juicy red-purple stems carry ruffles of wine veined leaves that can be a feast of their own. Plump and potent roots swell into globes of earthy sweetness waiting for harvest. And ‘oh the glow!’ of pickled beets nestled amongst vinegar, sugar and cloves in a mason jar.
Veggie gardens are in full swing now! Fat, fragrant garlic bulbs have been pulled. Frilly, bushy kale is lush for the picking. Cabbage heads have rounded out. Beets have plumped. Green beans hang waiting. Snow peas jiggle in the breeze. Lettuce is still lush. Fennel and dill wave their feathery leaves and waft their savoury scents. Zucchini and cukes are profuse – pickling has begun! Peppers are dangling. Precious tomatoes are ripening. The bounty, the glory, the harvest!