Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Farm tour

Chicks taking a ride on mother hen
Can you name these plants - close ups and ID below.

The first roselle (hibiscus) is almost ready to harvest.

Sesame in flower
Pearl millet

If possible we try to leave volunteer plants in the garden - a beautiful volunteer butternut.

Summer peas - zipper cream

Overgrown beans - on purpose to save seed!

Tulsi basil  makes great tea!

Buckwheat - hoping to hand harvest enough for pancakes.

Another volunteer - husk cherries, which I'm thankful for since none of the ones I tried to grow germinated!

It's been an incredible squash year - don't be tired of it yet - the season will eventually come to an end.

We've had at least a couple different critters find our cantaloupes this year.

Looks like lots of tomatoes still to come - we'll see how long they last.

Reusing the cucumber trellis for a late planting of a climbing type summer pea - red rippers.

New to us this year - red noodles - a yard long "bean"

The start of fall - germinating radishes

A wall of beans

We thought it was lost forever, Fordhook Baby butterbeans.  But after searching long and far for this variety that seemed to have disappeared, we obtained 17 seeds.  Seven germinated so we're saving seed.

Basil, basil, pesto, pesto!

New to us this year - New Zealand spinach

And to think it all started with a tiny, tiny seed this spring.  Amazing!

Who wants just normal zinnias?  Stripey

Not a great photo - summer spinach (malabar spinach) climbing what was our sugar snap trellis

Red stockton onion seed ready to harvest

If we don't get any sweet potatoes this year, we hope to at least get some sweet potato fed deer meat!

New to us - Trombocino - gone too far to save seed

Japanese beetles have been terrible this year but no major crop losses

New to us - edamame - mainly to multiply out the seed this year

Did you know cattle don't have front top teeth?  Paul doesn't either at the moment!