It is as if, after Midsummer, the garden is springing to life. Earlier in the week there was not a thing ready to be picked but today there was an abundance of peas and green beans, a teeny tomato and a surprise zucchini who appeared seemingly out of nowhere!
By some miracle, the weeds amongst the plants have stayed at a minimum and an hour or so of plucking this week will keep anything from strangling my vegetables or inviting in the veggie killing bugs.
I wish I could say my sunflowers were doing as well, but alas they are not. They've grown as tall as last year and have started to bud but more than half of them have fallen over at the center and cracked, laying broken and dying in their row. I haven't found any insects so I'm not sure what the problem is, but it's bumming me out.