Before I get to the garden report, I forgot to include the photo below in my last post. We waited for this primitive welcome flag for over a month and were so happy to see it arrive last week! Click on the photo for a better view. The Squash House now considers itself officially christened!
Unlike the photo above which was taken on a beautiful, sunny day, my garden photos of yesterday were taken in a monsoon! Except for a little while in the morning, it rained heavily all day! Apparently this is very unusual for this time of year in our neck of the woods. They say it normally turns very hot right after the Hot Air Balloon Stampede! Not so now. I had to hold the umbrella in one hand so as not to get the camera wet! Below is a view of the raised bed area - a good deal of growth since last week - there are even teeny, tiny peppers beginning to show, and the Marigolds have really taken off!
We decided to plant a cantaloupe or two on a whim. A city a bit south and west of us in Oregon, Hermiston, is known for its cantaloupes, so we thought we'd give them a try here.
The plants below on either side of the drip line are 3 varieties of Eggplant. Another whim planted recently. As soon as they were planted, one of the neighborhood squirrels came over for a look - Mr. Squash decided to name him Parmesan! On the right of the eggplant are sunflowers - not yet appearing above ground, and the dark colored thing in the back of the photo is the potato tower - Yukon Gold potatoes doing quite nicely so far!
Finally, here is the very sad pumpkin, zucchini, pickling cuke area. Not a lot of growth going on here - not sure why as they get lots of sunshine, but I'm hoping they will surprise us as the weather gets warmer.
Thanks for stopping by! I've cleared my sewing workspace and brought back an "old friend" to try and finish. Stay tuned for peeks.