After last year's failed stake-and-twine pea supports, we set about constructing this year's (experimental?) pea trellises. R bought bamboo stakes, which we threaded through lengths of plastic mesh. The ends of each row are anchored down with additional twine and wooden stakes and/or large rocks. We'll see how it holds up. Fingers crossed!
In the "south" garden, there is a short row of peas we had left after planting the main pea patch. R put in two trellises and a few stakes next to those.
One of my Sweet Meat squash didn't come up, so I popped another winter squash seed (Red Kuri) in it's place. Both are varieties I haven't grown before. Here's hoping for a long, hot September, as they both require fairly long seasons. (Why do I do this to myself?!)
Here is what a Sweet Meat looks like:
|Image from adaptiveseeds.com|
...and Red Kuris:
|Image from Turtletreeseed.org|