It has been an amazing week! The weather has been very hot and very humid, which turns out to be just what the garden has been wanting. Squash, tomatoes, and beans are all producing a bounty of fruit. In the coming weeks we will need to watch the amount of rain coming through and provide supplemental watering when necessary.
The beans were in full flower last Monday. The yellow beans had these lovely white flowers. The green beans had a profusion of purplish blue flowers. We staggered planting our beans so we should be harvesting fresh beans for quite some time. As a side note: if you have a little open space, don't hesitate to plant a few bean seeds. They're low maintenance and add nitrogen to the soil.
We have several different types of Summer and winter squash. Our summer squash include pattipans and Papaya squash. Both of these varieties have a delicate flavor and are favorites with the kids. The pattipans look like yellow flying saucers. Papaya squash has a slightly sweet flavor and is a tasty addition to stir fries.