Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pictures July 23, 2011

I have some pictures taken today.  Its still very hot out here, my corn is still stressed and my cucumbers are very stressed.

I decided ti check the moisture level of the soil by digging some new potatoes:

The soil is quite dry, almost sandy.  We need rain badly.

Hubby bought me a new Kaffir Lime tree. I killed mine about a year ago.  He got it on eBay with his accumulated eBay Bucks.  About $35 worth.  It ended up costing us $5 all in. This is in a 1gallon pot and is quite nice!

Oh yes,  when i checked on the cukes, i found this....  Oops!  But its a Boston Pickling cuke so maybe this isn't as bad as it seems-  remember those huge deli pickles you could get from the jar at the deli for 50 cents?

Elderberry flowering now.  It smells to me like sweetgrass and fresh straw.

And more summer squash

And this is how my grapes are doing;

Marechal Foch

Reliance seedless

I also picked another small handful of blueberries. They were too yummy looking to take a picture of before we ate them.


Mal's Allotment said...

PB, I'm amazed. You have squash but your elderberries are just flowering (I can nerly smell them). The potatoes look quite similar to the Red Duke of York I dug up today.

icebear said...

i think the out-of-season flowering of the elderberry is because it was bought dormant by mail order. It can take as many as 6 weeks for it to gather itself and start growing. so if its about 6 weeks late that is the explanation :o)
I love red potatoes, they have a nice texture, these are sure to be delicious. If i remember right these are Norland Reds.
I wonder how similar the flavor would be to your Dukes.