July gardens

by Charlotte Walker

Veggie gardening has been easy this year. With such a small garden & loads of rain, it’s practically tended to itself. It did get a little wild after the last thunderstorm. The cucumbers tangled with the tomato, everything shot up over night. This truly proves that you can grow a lot of food in small spaces.


Organic Heirloom Kale & marigold


boxes are overflowing

So far the yield has been great, Kale, cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, and soon the beets will be ready. Everyone is tiring of so much Kale so I am starting to stick it in my juice.


A little bit of everything


plenty of assorted beans (bush & burgundy)

The flower garden reached crazy heights this year some plants are 5FT tall. Slugs got to the white rose bush and pretty much ate all of it … we got the the red roses in time and surrounded it with broken eggshells that seem to do the trick.


Lavender (will be dried and put in sachets this fall)


Kyle’s red roses reaching for the sky


Daisy, Daisy, give me an answer do, I’m half crazy, all for the love of you. It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage, But you’ll look sweet, upon a seat Of a bicycle made for two.


Even after taming and manicuring, the garden is a little wild this year


Had to trellis these up the telephone pole this year


Fish are alive and well (as well as the frogs)

plenty of weeding, sunshine, some mosquito bites, slug removal – feeling fortunate to have this garden to play in.


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Myrtle Rustin June 5, 2017 - 7:15 pm

I tried to grow garlic and it did not go well but this will help me


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