Green beans, kale, peas, leeks, carrots, and tomatoes are all thriving in this densely planted section of my garden.
As the end of August approaches and the rainy weather has started to return, my garden has entered its phase of peak productivity. My tomatoes are ripening so quickly it's time to fix a bucket of gazpacho, my green beans are beginning to produce in bulk, my carrots are sweet and crunchy, my fall pea crop has started flowering, my leeks are ready for harvest, and my kale is... well... kale around these parts seems to be unstoppable, regardless of the season.
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What's the big deal about beefsteak tomatoes? Look at those meaty slices!
And that's just what's visible in the photo above.
Of course, not everything is going so robustly. My cucumbers, what few I managed to harvest, are already played out, pulled, and in the compost bin, and my zucchini is taking a breather after I pruned them back hard to deal with a bad case of powdery mildew. But lettuce, herbs, and sundry alliums are all doing fine, and I may even get myself a halfway decent broccoli crop this fall, despite the clubroot and the aphids. And, of course, raspberries. The second raspberry crop is going gangbusters. Yum.