August, continued.

Our cup continues to overflow.

Even as the squash and tomatoes are biting the dust, the okra is coming in beautifully.


The purple hull peas and sweet potatoes are maturing.



And we’ve had a nice flush of shiitake mushrooms.


18 comments on “August, continued.

  1. Scott says:

    Your mushroom logs look great. I plan to start some, but I really have to limit my number of new projects until I get some done…


  2. My garden was so late going in that the tomatoes are just coming in now. It’s been a difficult year for me and gardening has been a real challenge. But I did manage the energy to can my first batch of tomatoes this week 🙂


  3. That blossom is beautiful! We don’t grow okra. It isn’t as suited for our climate here in Oregon as it is in other places. But, the rest of the garden is growing like crazy! So much good food to eat and preserve.

    We’ve returned from a Mexico mission trip with the teens of our church, and that was my focus for the past few days.

    Thankfully, our 21 year old daughter was able to keep house, water the garden and pick off the extra produce. So, I still have a garden, thank goodness.


  4. NebraskaDave says:

    Bill, yes, the harvest continues. Potatoes, sweet corn, cabbage, green peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant, oh, my. So much to use, process, give away. I like August harvesting. It’s what a gardener waits all season to do.

    Have a great harvest day.


    • Bill says:

      As much as I look forward to August, I have to admit that sometimes I find myself flustered at the realization that I can’t do everything that needs doing. And I start thinking fondly of January. 🙂


  5. There’s always something new coming into maturity in the garden.
    I am trying sweet potatoes in tubs this year in the hopes that the few I manage to raise in our super short season don’t get chopped in half during harvest (last year!)
    I’ve missed seeing the “doings” at your place. Hope to be back to regular visits soon.
    Take care and enjoy that bounty!


  6. OrganicREADY says:

    I love the okra plant blooms. I only planted four this year. I was able to capture a picture. It’s so beautiful. Enjoy!


  7. Dee Ready says:

    Dear Bill, just reading your prose about the garden makes me hungry. On Sunday and Tuesday evenings I cooked two eggplant recipes. One was just my own concoction and the other was a Moroccan Eggplant Stew from a World Recipe book. Delicious with chickpeas and raisins and all sorts of spices. I so look forward to going to the market and buying eggplant each summer. Peace.


    • Bill says:

      We’ve been enjoying lots of eggplant these days. My wife makes a delicious soup featuring eggplant (and all the other summer veggies). I had a big bowlful of it for lunch today. 🙂


      • Dee Ready says:

        Dear Bill, does your wife use a recipe or is she the kind of wonderful cook who just thinks of what to do and add and does it? If there’s a recipe, I wonder if she’d share it with me. Peace.


      • Bill says:

        She makes a Tuscan soup (that includes eggplant) from a recipe, but this particular soup is just a “what do we have in the garden now?” kind of soup. 🙂


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