We harvested our first artichoke (the big one below) two days ago. So good! These are shockingly easy to grow here in the northeast. Try some next year - you won't regret it. But make sure you leave room - they need some space.
About two weeks ago, I noticed these pretty little flowers on one of our many potato plants. Then this week, these little fruits appeared. They look like tiny tomatoes but they are the fruit of the potato plant! Who knew??? But you can't eat them since they're filled with solanine which is toxic to humans. I'm just going to hope it's also toxic to chipmunks...
The cucumbers are ripening in waves and we made our first batch of bread and butter pickles this past weekend.
The beans we planted are up and just beginning to climb (this picture is a few weeks old - they've grown a bunch.)
There are also tons of tomatoes growing. The plants have become trees and my husband is just trying to keep up with them - this year, he's experimenting with stringing twine down from above. So far so good.
And the sweet potato vines are starting to explore their cardboard-covered bed.
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