Scott, you're taking the food out of the poor little squirrels mouths!
Mighty lush lookin' plants there, Mike! Now if you had the corn in the picture, it would be the 3 Sisters of the Native Americans.
The Pinkeye Purple Hull peas in the garden finally played out or maybe we got tired of picking them. We cut them in a couple of weeks and hilled up two slightly elevated rows and planted 4 Seminole pumpkin seeds about every 10 foot. The peas that were dry and disked back into the soil have also germinated along with the pumpkin seeds. Take a look:
These pumpkins/squash usually make before Thanksgiving. They have a long shelf/pantry life if they have no bumps, bruises or blemishes. We have had them on the pantry floor for up to 6 months or so.
Miss Joy makes a special pie with them and also bakes pumpkin bread in the one pound metal coffee cans that are no longer available. They make the neatest little round delicious roll of bread!
The pumpkins are a big temptation to the deer once they almost mature, we learned that the hard way many years ago.
The rest of the garden has succumbed to the summer heat with the exception of the Bell, Jalapeño and Sweet Banana peppers.
When you enlarge the pictures, there are a couple of clumps of Pampas grass which seems to be very similar to the saw grass of some of the Florida wetlands. They old timers used to say, "When the saw grass blooms, it is time for the hurricanes."