Wishetwurra August Vegetable Gallery

Were you on the ground and wandering about Wishetwurra Farm just now, you might see some vegetables.

Here is a gallery of those veg, with minimal comment.

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Look, Ma! There’s a bumblebee in the asparagus fronds. Those little legs in silhouette are hilarious!

 

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The tomatoes are colouring up! That means it’s “zucchini pie” time at last! https://thetompostpile.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/a-secret-even-unto-five-generations-or-zucchini-pie/

 

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The broccoli diver has abandoned the broccoli in favor of a marigold bush, and is pushing a squash for fun.

 

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Young scarlet runner beans. They’ll soon get their characteristic dark mottles, but at this stage are pink pink pink. My grandson calls them M&M beans, and eats them like candy.

 

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The long bean.

 

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The costoluto genovese tomato. Classic piedmontese Italian tomato. Thomas Jefferson grew these in his Monticello gardens.

 

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A future pumpkin pie.

 

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So ugly. Warts and all. So yummy. The “futzu” Japanese pumpkin.

 

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The paste tomatoes are making clusters of fruit, which are showing signs of ripening.

 

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Tropea red “torpedo” onions, raised from seed. This year is our best success ever with these sweet, succulent alliums. They don’t store well, but neither does sweet corn.

 

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In the three sisters patch, a blue hubbard squash is getting pumped up.

 

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The butternut squash, the butternut squash, and the butternut squash. Looking good! The white stuff is a kaolin clay spray we’re experimenting with this year.

 

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Anyone want a big fat cabbage?

 

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Over where the new potatoes were grabbled, newly planted pease are emerging. We always try for a fall crop of pease. It’s never as prolific as the spring crop, but eating a fresh pea in the fall is a very fine thing.

For our next post we’ll do insects.

Or maybe flowers.

Kind regards from August Wishetwurra Farm.

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