August Garden Update

S6300838It’s still raining here in Northern Arizona. I’m really not complaining! I mention it because the rain has slowed down tomato and pepper ripening and growth of things like cucumbers and squash.  On the other hand, everything is green, green, green! This is the view from my kitchen window. The garden shown is our “front kitchen garden.”

trimmed mustroomsThe dampness has given us some interesting fungi; these grew on our front walkway.  Never seen anything quite like them before!  The speckled whiteness was a great camouflage!  I walked by them several times before I figured out that they are mushrooms/toadstools and not just other rocks

The thing I am most excited about are the pumpkins – a week ago we had two green ones; this week we have one green and one starting to turn yellow! I am beginning to believe we will actually have pumpkins by Halloween.


dahliaThe other exciting thing is my new dahlia bloom.  We planted a number of dahlias. They have taken forever to produce flowers. The first ones were tiny, tiny little flowers. I was soooo disappointed.  I had expected huge, colorful and beautiful flowers. And finally here is one!  I am very happy. The colors knock my eyes out.

Looks like we are going to have a few more days of rain and then back to summer/early fall sun. Am looking forward to the big tomatoes ripening!


The garden continues to produce great food and to make me very happy!

About Genene Cote

Genene Coté -- Nutrition Advocate, Counselor and Coach who is also a Whole Food Plant Based Eater (vegetarian/vegan), cook and gardener.
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