|Cucumbers grown in the GreenStalk system|
Below is a bed of Cosmos ready to flower. Cosmos is one of the annuals that I direct sowed this year that is doing well. Zinnia is the other one. Both should put on a fabulous show into late fall if I continue to keep cutting them for bouquets. This year I grew florist quality seeds which means these varieties are for cutting and have longer stalks than seed varieties grown in your garden.
|The Cosmos are nearly my height|
More mini beds of flowers in salvaged drawers. I love mini beds because they can act sort of like a new plant nursery. This year I used them to grow new varieties of annuals.
|Mini beds of annuals|
I have two kinds of strawberries, the ones that fruit once and the ones that fruit several times. This year I am in a losing battle with birds. Just when a strawberry is ready to harvest, I notice the next day that a bird has consumed it. It is most frustrating. I wonder if it is the family of Bluebirds that make their home in my garden.
|Strawberries in the "Greenstalk" container|
This was my first salad of 100% harvested vegetables. The tomatoes have just started to fruit. This is the SunGold variety. They are always sweet.
|Salad from the garden|
Here is a photo of my mother with a fresh cut bouquet from the garden.
Flowers included snapdragons, roses and herbs for greenery.
|Mum gets a bouquet of garden flowers|