Even considering the beating that the garden has taken over the last week or so with the frequent thunderstorms and a hail storm, the garden is producing like gangbusters right now.
The garden is gorgeous! A real work of art.
Although the foliage on this tomato plant isn't impressive,
this heirloom tomato makes amazing fruit.
It evidently is more concerned about putting its efforts
into the tomatoes, not the leaves.
This isn't a row of weeds, it is a row of barley.
Dad is growing it to use in his pond to control algae.
The okra is coming along.
This particular variety that Dad grows is really nice - the pods don't get spiny as it grows.
Okra is one of those veggies that I love just about any way that it is cooked - boiled, pickled, fried, just about any way but raw.
These snaggle-toothed rows are a sign that cabbage season is coming to an end.
Between the heads of cabbage that Dad has harvested for them, church, neighbors
and your's truly he has picked about 60 heads.
There are a few of these beauties left.
This one was particularly pretty with the rain dotting the edges of the leaves.
As the cabbages fade out, the sweet potato mounds are starting to take off.
Over the next couple of weeks these vines will take off.
Dad spends a lot of time picking blueberries because the birds want to help pick the berries.
He told me he looked out his window and his blueberry bushes looked like
Christmas trees because of all of the cardinals munching on the berries.
Lovely, productive time of the year in my folk's yard.