Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A good soaking

All of the plants in our garden looked so much better this morning; we ended up with about 8/10 of an inch with more rain overnight.

It makes a huge difference to parched soil.

The vegetable garden beds are like sponges, rich with organic matter, and I think the bean plants in the satellite garden took advantage of the moisture to grow an inch or two.

Yard-long bean seedlings

The basil seedlings seemed much more robust, and the squash plants are thriving, too.

I've gotten more summer squash (yellow and scalloped) this year than I ever normally do -- maybe having the rough-stemmed C. moschata plants surrounding them is good.

This scallop squash was larger than I like to harvest them, but they're still wonderful. Fresh young squash hardly seems related to grocery store yellow squash and zucchini.

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