This was the garden, pre-hail...
|Lettuce, onion, and lemon grass in a pot.|
|Potatoes (rear), onions, and garlic.|
|Kitchen bed - oregano, rosemary, basil and onions.|
|Started life as a melon-from-seed bed, turned into strawberries and peppers.|
|First oregano harvest!|
|Border bed oregano|
|Border bed potatoes (there are more in the 'empty' spot on the right.|
|Strew flower seeds according to directions. Nada.|
|The Heirloom purple tomatoes. Yes, they wound up getting dry rot, too.|
Next, when I tarped the second floor roof, I took the opportunity for some aerial photos:
Two views of the kitchen bed:
Tarping. The roof is not going to get repaired any time soon, so I want to keep the elements from causing any more damage (if that's even possible). I used garden pavers to hold things together.
|Baxter sunning himself whilst I tarp...|
|First go-round. I've added more pavers since.|
|Stairway /dining room wall|
|First trim coat done.|
|From basement door to stairs|
|Inspection and approval.|
Next, the garden as of today!
|The heirloom tomatoes|
|What's left of the potato bed. The heat wilted the greens, and the rain accelerated the weed growth to ludicrous speed.|
|Potato bed, post clean-up (Reminds me... got to bring the shovel in!)|
|Blackberries and remaining potato plants|
|Did get a big, fat, juicy, tasty blackberry today. Now I understand them!|
|Border potatoes. Did much better than the raised bed. They were shaded from most of the hail.|
|Strawberries and peppers|
|Kitchen bed, post weeding. Pile o' crap on the right. Wilt-y tomatoes are wild, transplanted from the compost heap.|
|First of two piles...|
|...second of two piles.|
I did assault weeding in all of the beds except the garlic/onion bed. I dug up as many potatoes as I could find - about 1/2 of a 2.5 gallon bucket. Got reds, some blue, whites, and Yukon Gold.
Veering back to the 4th of July at @PeeteySDee's compound, I was tasked with supplying deviled eggs with Jalapeno and bacon. I decided that a batch with Wasabi and shrimp might be interesting. Those turned to be the hit of t he two.
Last but not least, fungus in the kitchen:
Will have pix of the (more) finished painting Real Soon! Need to do some more trim, one wall, and the ceiling.