Charlevoix chop chop

This may look like just another ante meridian chop suey chow:

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It is.  However, this rubbled rumination is the first of the year to incorporate growth from the garden — zucchini and beet greens!

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Growing season is short, so beans, beets and zucchini are favorites, then, hope is held that everything else will come in before we start freezing again — the last freeze this year was the first week of June, killing off all the little cucumber sproutlings, most of the various solanaceae and seriously damaging the beans!  Ahhh!

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This lady under the chop suey sign, sits on the porch of the last house along Park Boulevard, in 1910, across from the hotel Charlevoix.

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Charming looking town:  The Charlevoix in its heyday as a moderately priced alternative to nicer hotels, with the neatly parked Fords along litter layered lawns…  The Charlevoix ended its run as a structure twelve days ago after spending the past decade dropping bricks on pedestrians and cars, reduced to rubble, one morning, as so often happens in this strange little town.  That lady would have no problem finding a place for her house, these days.

Last year’s garden was the best in several years since no natural disasters destroyed it; several bags of frozen beans still remaining, one edamame. and a couple compilations — sauce, maybe a casserole.  An overabundance of green beans, though, thus this year, variety has been embraced, varieties of legumes, so it doesn’t seem so redundant.

Zucchini row — the cockamamie cozelles are a lot smaller and slower growing that the ones we had last year, theoretically, they will procuce longer.

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a resident therein

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neighbors, the shallots.  Onions moved in over the weekend and might beat the frost…

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street level view

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A lovely bush bean, just around the corner.

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Across the street, these residents have much thyme on their hands.

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the tomatoes are puny or awol, but beyond them lie the pintos

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and the coriander — everywhere coriander!

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This stand overshadows the diminutive limas.

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Second run of the cukes – delayed, but doing much better

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the solanaceae suite:  Red peppers, jalapeno, tomatoes.  Something is a miss with the aubergine, they have not been seen.  Carrots very successfully populate the center row.

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Beyond the zucchini is the crucifer corner, with turnips, rutabegas and one brussel sprout.  More were planted, but that will put them very close to frost point.  The bugs are enjoying these very well.  There are also a couple of random broccolis emerging — we’ll see what happens with that…

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oregano, or perhaps sideshow bob

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puny rosemary and a small raspberry bush

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