Monday, August 6, 2012
The bees are gone. After they swarmed last week, and hung out in the tree for a few days, they finally left Friday morning. I went outside at 8 to see them, and when I stuck my head outside at 8:05 they were gone. I'm bummed I missed seeing them leave, but I am hoping they are quickly drawing more comb somewhere and putting aside as much as possible for the winter. When we checked out the hive this weekend, it looked full still with the telltale queen cells, so we're hoping the remaining bees are adjusting to a few less friends.
The garden is quickly filling with more blossoms, and more produce: beets, tomatoes, squash, basil, corn, ground cherries, onions, and beans. I'm loving the number of squash flowers blooming each morning.
This weekend we planted our second set of fall crops: beets, peas, radishes, raab, spinach, and lettuce. We've had trouble keeping the lettuce from bolting, and I'm looking forward to getting some home grown salads again this fall.
At the moment I'm glad we planted so many tomatoes. I was feeling like maybe 25 plants was a bit much, but there are less tomatoes on each plant this year, so I think we'll have enough to eat, some to freeze and a bit to can.
I love harvest time!
What's growing in your garden