I noticed a bumblebee has taken a liking to my basil. I bet if it made honey, it’d be a mighty interesting flavor; sweet basil, cinnamon basil and lemon basil
My basil grew so tall that I had to transplant them into 5 gallon buckets. It’s interesting how much shorter the lemon basil is than the other two.
The sweet basil and cinnamon basil are my favorite. To me, the Lemon Basil smells like a cheap perfumed dishwashing liquid.
When a breeze crosses my porch the basils wonderful mingled aroma wafts through.
The mixed color carrots has mostly produced oodles of white carrots. I picked several carrots and had a few of other colors. The color ones have more of a carroty taste than the white ones. They all have an edge of hot taste like radishes.
*I’m glad we grew and tried them to see what they taste like.
**In my opinion, for the taste, a normal orange carrot is the best bet to grow.
The purple carrots were a fun surprise. They’re orange on the inside. I chuckled when I saw it. 😀
My husband noticed this weird looking ear of corn growing in the top of a tassel with 3 june bugs feeding on it. There’s several stalks with weird little corn ears growing high up on the stalks. We’ve never seen corn grow like this. The little ears don’t look fit to eat, so we’ll leave them for the critters.
We harvested a few ears of sweet corn to have for supper. Homegrown fresh corn on the cob is mighty tasty and a dandy of a way to top off the season.
My husband picked a few ears of the ornamental corn for me to take a photo of. The ornamental corn is maturing nicely and the kernels are getting really tough. We grew the ornamental corn mainly for the wildlife, but I plan to use some for crafts and also for decoration.
My garden is about all gone now. It’s a bittersweet joy to see the end of the season. We’re already planning for next years garden.
This will be the last harvest of such a mixed variety of veggies now that the main parts of the garden are done.
In the red container is my rosemary that I posted about earlier this season. I stopped using the netting because the wind kept knocking it over. Rosemary does great outdoors and uncovered. I discovered something about this rosemary. It doesn’t grow any larger than the container. I clip it, use it, it grows back to the same size.
My rosemary out in the herb garden has about doubled in size. So maybe rosemary grows to the size or space available.
I think that’s pretty neat.
Happy August 1st everyone. I hope you have a pleasant month filled with some nice cool breezes breaking up the heat of these sweltering days.