The swiss chard is growing well underneath one of the apple trees along with some sweet peas. I hope we dont have an early frost and some sweet peas actually bloom. Who does not love the fragrance of those old fashioned blossoms? There are mangals growing and they are doing quite well, though they are overcrowded. My aim was to pull them out as they grew so I could feed them to the pigs, who are supposed to love them. The corn is super corn too, as are the beans. The zucchini has just flowered and there is a 1 inch long zucchini. It won't be long until there are more zuchinni than I can eat. I can advertise them for sale at the farm store, maybe enticing some to stop in.
But the malva has overtaken areas where the lamb's quarters is not too tall yet and somehow, amaranth has managed to make its way there from the one protected area I had seeded it for the chickens. Not for the chickens directly, but for me to pick for them, it was planted. The chickens are deadly in gardens, uprooting everything as they scratch and dig for worms and bugs in the soft soil. The two main garden areas have fences, thank goodness.
The tomatoes are coming too, very plentiful and showing a tinge of yellow on one or two. Last year the entire crop of hundreds of tomatoes froze. I won't bother to cover them this year, because I did last year and they froze anyhow under a thick blanket. I will pick them green if I am aware of the frost coming.
Don't you love the many flowers? I sure do. Come and sit and gaze at the garden some time, eh?