I had limited time in the garden this week as my work hours have increased temporarily. Grandpa helped with the watering – by next season, we will have drip lines installed. This method is more efficient and will save the worry if I am unable to visit our planting areas each day. I spent some time yesterday and today puttering around. Of course, there were a couple of HUGE zucchini and a ton of green beans greeting me. I pulled out the cherry tomato plant as it was looking very weary as were the petunias in the upper garden.
The fennel growing in a barrel out front is doing really well. The leaves are so delicate, fragrant and feathery-looking. Since ours have a couple more weeks of growing, I added some fennel to my cart at Andy’s and made the easiest recipe from fellow blogger Putney Farm: Caramelized Fennel. Oh my, it is delicious! We topped our “big salads” with some last night and devoured three big bulbs!
It is time for me to go out and harvest a few pumpkins. Happy Gardening!