By golly its a MELON! And just when I had given up all hope.
The Magda squash are finally starting to bloom in plenty, a big one in front with a few newbies in the back there. I ❤ this variety for stuffing.
(I should share that recipe.)
This tangled mess of greenery is the result of left-over tomato plants being left sitting in the grass while waiting for an adoptive home to show itself. Well, one never did, and I didn't have the heart to just throw them away. That turned out to be a great thing because 2 or 3 out of the 5 seedlings took hold and sent down roots into the earth below. They are happy and are even putting out ripe fruit!
(San Marzano and Sungold.)
The first ripe Baby Bell:
Here we have the back right corner of the garden. Tomato Alley, sweet potatoes, and beans are in the back along the fence. The straw covered bed used to house onions and kale. Now there is a succession sowing of beans, some remaining Chard & basil, and newly transplanted strawberries. The bed in the forefront contains potatoes, herbs, and recently sown peas. Hubby just finished washing the trucks, look how shiny! (Mine gets washed about twice a year, sad but true.)
Some overlap in this next photo (the garden is just not that big, lol) - the bed in rear corner has cukes, melons, ground cherries, and more recently sown peas. At a minimum we can eat the greens, and with any luck there will some pods to harvest before the weather turns too cold. The two side-by-side beds in the front house the beans & strawberries shown above, and on the right we have garlic chives, onions, basil, and some recently sown carrots (under the burlap), spinach, chard, and lettuce mix. Oh, and my determinied-to-live-on-tomato plants in the front there.
The other 2 garden beds not shown are filled with asparagus and bug-foraged kale, chard, and mustard/mesclun mix.
For the third time I have sowed Claytonia or Miner's Lettuce and had nothing come up. #@%^
A circa 1909 heirloom Dahlia called 'Little Beeswings'.
The humble bumble hard at work: