Lacey’s Garden – Heirloom Tomatoes, Beans and Gourds

Well. It has been sweltering couple of weeks here!  No rain to be had in Claremore anyway.  We have had thunder storms all around but none that come over us.  The garden is still looking good, but it sure has not produced very much.  I do not know why…maybe I do.  Heirlooms do not produce as prolifically as hybrids; all of my plants are heirlooms.  They sure are tasty and I like to think that I am contributing to posterity, but they would not be very helpful in feeding the family.  All I can say…thank goodness for the Red White and Blue.  We live in a land of plenty and for that I am grateful. 

I have picked beans this week.  Some finally came up and took off.  I thought they had drowned in the flood.  I also have a lot of gourds coming on.  Those things grow really fast!!  The black cherry tomatoes have just taken off…they are about 6 feet tall and bushy all around.  I have a couple of other tomatoes that are about 6 ½ feet tall too!   The pictures show the garden from the back fence.  There is a whole other garden back there!!  I will be pulling up some of the vegetables and planting more lettuce and other fall crops like broccoli and cauliflower by the end of August.  Happy gardening to you.

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