Rainy Day Veggie Review

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Rainy Day Veggie Review

Don’t you just love a rainy day?

Our respite from warm-and-sunny couldn’t be more welcome in my garden. The parched corners not quite reached by the watering system are greening up. A friend mentioned over coffee that she noticed marigolds really don’t like the heat, as they looked stressed but now are bright and, well, sunny again. It leaves the sky but shows up in the flowers – go figure.

So I took the opportunity to wander my wet garden with the camera, because the newly refreshed plants photograph well in the flat light of a cloudy day. Here’s my veggie photo review.

Kabocha squash

The Buttercup kabocha-type squash is setting lots of fruit, and offering plenty of male flowers which can be used in a saute.

Kabocha squash vines

Here’s a good use for the lawn in summer: cover it with squash vines! The Buttercup kabocha is very vigorous.

Kale and beans

I wanted beans in this bed, but still had a vigorous Lacinato (Dino) kale there, so I’m just working around it. They seem fine now, but we’ll see if they grow as large as the others.

Purple Bumblebee cherry tomato

These “Purple Bumblebee” cherry tomatoes are voluminous and getting pretty big. Time to start turning their bumblebee colors!

Yellow Banana peppers

Yellow Banana peppers are 2-3 inches long, and the bottom one is looking ripe.

Painted Lady beans

Painted Lady scarlet runner beans are in full flower. They’ve reached the top of a 15-foot bamboo teepee and are looking for more height!

Walla Walla Sweet onions

Walla Walla Sweet onions won’t get as big as the ones from eastern Washington, but they are bulbing nicely. They naturally rise above the soil as they grow.

lettuce in cold frame

The last of our spring lettuce crop is ironically in the cold frame. I’ve long ago removed the cold frame’s top, but I think the partial shade of the walls is keeping this crop from bolting as fast as the ones in the regular garden.

 

 

 

 

 

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