I planted baby acorn squash, bush beans, picklebush cucumbers and marigolds for a little color.
The bush beans are really growing fast and are starting to take over the small space:
The cucumbers, which I'm growing for pickles, are struggling. But a few plants grew quite a bit in the last week:
I'm really excited about the baby acorn squash. It's a new variety; I think it's called honey bear, or something like that. But I know squash and pumpkins can be hard to grow, and I'm a little worried about the yellow spots I see on the squash and the cucumbers:
I'm trying to grow a tomato plant in a hanging container this year. It's funny how the plant is curling itself upright:
One of the cool things about our 100-year-plus-old house is that we have several old-fashioned, cottage-garden flower varieties in our yard. We've been told that this climbing rose is at least 40 years old:
Finally, I wanted to give an update on my latest canning adventure. I stayed up past midnight last night trying to make peach jam for the first time. The peaches were terrible to work with; they weren't ripe, and they were hard to slice and pit. In my frustration, I forgot to measure out the peaches for the recipe. As a result, the peach jam turned out runny. But it still looks good in the jar: