The heat has pushed forward the harvest some. I pickled a bunch of beets yesterday with some garlic scapes. I'm the only one who likes pickled beets so one batch is usually enough and since it is just me, I added the garlic. Pickling also thinned out the beets enough that the later sowing have some room to grow. We're also drying some more basil and beet leaves for the winter.
The sunflowers out front are attracting lots of bees. And they are also giving the pole beans something to grow on while the corn catches up to them.
We're also harvesting the first of the cherry tomatoes from the window boxes. The plants that are in the ground are behind but are insane loaded with tomatoes.
And the raspberry canes out front are also producing. The most successful canes are the black raspberries. These have a richer taste than the traditional reds but came at the cost of horrendous injuries. I don't let Jess pick these anymore as there are thorns everywhere (click on the picture above and look at the cane).
While our efforts to expand the raspberry patch are showing some signs of success, we're likely off to Roy's Raspberries in the next week for four pails with which to make jam.