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The garden, in a state of becoming 
19th-Jun-2012 06:55 am
Summer

We spent another two hours in the vegetable garden yesterday evening. We got the new raised bed to the point where we could plant in it. It still needs one more course of stones around it, and then the watering system, but we really wanted to get the plants in before the heat of the week. Rocks can wait; plants are a bit more seasonally dependent.

So here is the current garden...

This is the fabulous new bed that Achaosofkittens built. It is, of course, full of peppers and parsley.


These are my potato bags (needing more dirt) with a 1x1 raised bed in front that has pumpkin sprouts.

Left to right: watermelon, basil, purple tomatoes, basil, cucumbers. Everything still needs cages and trellises.

This bed has the other part of the salsa mix: Roma and salsa tomatoes (missing one cage) and basil.

Here is what a pair of almost-ripe pawpaw fruits look like.

We let the wild blackberries grow wherever we aren't directly working or walking.

Comments 
19th-Jun-2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
So what do you do with a PawPaw?
19th-Jun-2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
Typically, we eat them raw. They smell like bananas and taste like custard.
19th-Jun-2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
ooo. how long is the growing season? friends local to my office offered that i oculd try their pawpaws last year but it took too long to find a time to come by. presumably it's the season again.
20th-Jun-2012 01:04 am (UTC)
They will be coming in ripe Any Day Now.
19th-Jun-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
And they have really nifty seeds. They are native to VA, but you will never see them in stores as they are very thin skined and ship poorly.

Edited at 2012-06-19 06:51 pm (UTC)
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