Here comes the cutest cucumber ever: Mouse melon, aka Mexican Sour Gherkin.
Kids that claim to hate cucumbers can’t even resist eating these :D

Here comes the cutest cucumber ever: Mouse melon, aka Mexican Sour Gherkin.

Kids that claim to hate cucumbers can’t even resist eating these :D

My pepper patch is still getting hammered by some kind of blight.  The older fruit is holding on, but all new fertilized flowers are dropping :( 
I need a greenhouse!

My pepper patch is still getting hammered by some kind of blight.  The older fruit is holding on, but all new fertilized flowers are dropping :( 

I need a greenhouse!

Queensland Blue pumpkin, I ate this a week ago, LOVE getting back on squash so early in the summer :)

Lil’yellow doll watermelons are coming in nicely, already harvested a couple.

Lil’yellow doll watermelons are coming in nicely, already harvested a couple.

I skipped growing green beans this year, have totally been missing them.  Though, I can’t wait to make some soups this winter with my black bean stash :D

I skipped growing green beans this year, have totally been missing them.  Though, I can’t wait to make some soups this winter with my black bean stash :D

plantyhamchuk I put the wide lens on. :D That netting you saw is just the deer fence around the veggie patch.  They have garden twine and that flexible staking tape between the 2x2s.  I have the north end of another bed growing cukes straight up with the plastic trellis, so far these plants seem happier.  Thanks for input!!
PS: the deer will chow on anything that makes it through that fence

plantyhamchuk I put the wide lens on. :D That netting you saw is just the deer fence around the veggie patch.  They have garden twine and that flexible staking tape between the 2x2s.  I have the north end of another bed growing cukes straight up with the plastic trellis, so far these plants seem happier.  Thanks for input!!

PS: the deer will chow on anything that makes it through that fence

Bought this one with a tag that said African Daisy, the flowers opened and I’m not so sure it is.  It’s pretty stunning, the flowers open and close everyday….can anyone confirm it’s name?

Bought this one with a tag that said African Daisy, the flowers opened and I’m not so sure it is.  It’s pretty stunning, the flowers open and close everyday….can anyone confirm it’s name?

I decided to try to grow my heritage cukes like this, up and away from the bed, these are the lemon and crystal apple cucumbers.  So very happy, hard to see in the photo but the underside is loaded with flowers and fruit :D

Love these whacky flowers, this Dahlia reminds me a bit of a dreaded hippy hair-do.

Love these whacky flowers, this Dahlia reminds me a bit of a dreaded hippy hair-do.

A rainbow of sunflowers opened up along my patio privacy screening :D

Jester Lettuce.  This one has been doing really well in the heat.

Jester Lettuce.  This one has been doing really well in the heat.

Raised bed update:  The peas are all done, cucumbers that were in 1 gallon pots have been planted out and are crawling up the supports now.  The peppers in the back of the bottom photo seem to be getting spanked with some kind of early blight, I’ve let go.  Until I get a proper greenhouse, I just have to not care too much or I’ll quit this addiction.

Top photo has lots of happy Tomatillo, yellow brandywine tomatoes, yellow doll melons crawling out of the bed, patty-pan squash on the right, lots of greens hiding in and around. 

Love-lies-bleeding Amaranthus caudatus has started making it’s flowers.  Really loving this new addition to the yard.

Love-lies-bleeding Amaranthus caudatus has started making it’s flowers.  Really loving this new addition to the yard.

I have 5 different cucumbers going this year.  The green dragons are coming in fast, same for the lemon and crystal apple varieties.  One poor guy had to get rescued from a lattice wedgie.

Artichokes are coming in beautifully!

Artichokes are coming in beautifully!