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.

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Organic Heirloom Kale & marigold

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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.

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A little bit of everything

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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.

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

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Kyle’s red roses reaching for the sky

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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.

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

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Had to trellis these up the telephone pole this year

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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
Thanks

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