Kale is looking good, just a little holey. Beets are doing well. Eggplant are just starting - I've picked two so far. All three of these crops are going to Chicago restaurants through the Stewards of the Land LLC. It's exciting to see more and more restaurants interested in using local, organic, chemical-free foods to serve their customers the healthiest food they can.
It's also the beginning of tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage needs picking, zucchini. Winter squash and gourds are setting fruit. It's a fun time to see the actual fruits of our labor, but there's a lot to try to keep up with.
Our place is a little out-of-sorts currently. The gardens are large and were full (the earliest crops are harvested). We tried to keep up, but then some of us went on a two-week mission trip to the Czech Republic. And while we were gone it got hot and rained a lot, and what we saw upon returning was a little bit crazy. Areas that had been fully weeded when we left were 1' deep in weeds. We haven't recovered yet (since we have to be harvesting and preserving at the same time,) but I hope to get to that this week. Mainly so I can find onions and eggplant!
We also have this tree still laying on the dog fence and trampoline: