Aujourd’hui

The garden fish are still happily swimming through the chard and bolting lettuce

The garden fish are still happily swimming through the chard and bolting lettuce

More about the garden fish

The spy helping to harvest soy beans!

The spy helping to harvest soy beans!

This is our first time growing soy beans. The variety is Envy Soya Beans (from Baker Creek). They were SUPER easy to grow. They did attract Japanese beetles which only did minor damage to the foliage, not the beans.

Check out the big bowl of soy beans!

Check out the big bowl of soy beans!

That is only about a fifth of what is still on the plants. Also in the photo, the spy is holding some German lunchbox tomatoes and some patisson golden marbre scallop squash.

Some are solid yellow and some are slighly variagated white/yellow. They are not golden (as advertised) but still very pretty!

Some are solid yellow and some are slightly variagated white/yellow. They are not golden (as advertised) but still very pretty!

A Delice de la Table melon

A Delice de la Table melon

Pollen or pixie dust?

Pollen or pixie dust?

Yes I will probably take pictures of these every day they are blooming haha (I am aware I have posted a LOT of pictures of these already!)

Yes I will probably take pictures of these every day they are blooming haha (I am aware I have posted a LOT of pictures of these already!)

Sicilian Serpent Edible Gourd bloom

Sicilian Serpent Edible Gourd bloom

Cucumbers curving around the lemon balm

Cucumbers curving around the lemon balm

From left: sorghum, INca sweet corn, sunflowers, amaranth and more sorghum

From left: sorghum, Inca sweet corn, sunflowers, amaranth and more sorghum

I planted these varieties on a diagonal across this row. The sunflowers were supposed to be growing across the row so they would be planted behind the amaranth (the purple plants). For whatever reason, only a few sunflowers came up and ruined my carefully crafted aesthetic plan. So just look at the picture and imagine sunflowers filling up the blank-ish spot in the middle: nice, right?! hahahh

Garden views from outside the fence:

Through the fence

Through the fence

The teepee is almost completely hidden from this angle! (the top of it is just to the right of the dark pink amaranth top)

The teepee is almost completely hidden from this angle! (the top of it is just to the right of the dark pink amaranth top)

Spy Garden 7.31.13

Spy Garden 7.31.13

10 thoughts on “Aujourd’hui

  1. The Belmont Rooster

    GREAT POST. Tell the spy I said HI. Word of warning about your thistles… DON’T LET THEM GO TO SEED!!! Cut them off when the flower fades or you MIGHT (WILL) be sorry. The flowers are awesome, though, and I really admire them. I know you can even buy Globe Thistle seeds for the flower garden. Dad has an over abundance in the pasture and they are a jfgkgkglddj pain as well. In more ways than one! Your garden looks great and blog is awesome!!!

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    1. The Belmont Rooster

      Forgot something… The photo with the bee is AWESOME as are all the photos! You must have a great camera to take photos like that!

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    2. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks! I know the purple thistles you are thinking of, they are very common (invasive!) in Missouri. These purple thistles are actually violet de provence artichokes!

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