Flowers, flowers everywhere.
It seems like July is the time of year that my garden has the most blooms so far, though we are still adding to the garden as time goes by. Right now we have lilies galore, a few waining daisies, some echinacea, and hydrangea. This is only the summer portion of the garden, there are still a few more blooms to come and I hope to add a few more late summer and fall blooms to brighten up the garden in fall.
In the vegetable garden, there has been a lot of change as well.
As far as harvests go we are finally starting to get some stuff. A lot of the early vegetables that I planted were hammered by bunnies, so we were not able to get much more than a few radishes and lettuces. Because of this, there is a lot of extra space in the garden that I haven’t yet decided what to do with. I may try to plant some more carrots or beets, for a fall crop. I may also wait until towards the end of summer and plant some more lettuce & spinach.
We already had our first crop of broccoli and the turnips are starting to fatten up for harvest. What beets survived the bunnies are also starting to fill out. This weekend I pulled up the garlic and hung it to dry. This is my first time growing garlic and I’m really excited to try it out.
As far as everything else goes, we are pretty much playing a waiting game, everything is just about ready or only a few weeks out. The tomatoes are green, beans are starting to form, cucumbers are showing up (and taking over). It’s been hot and it’s going to continue to be hot and sunny for the next few weeks which is just what the garden needs. I’m looking forward to a much more exciting post next month.