We have just returned home from 3 weeks out in Wyoming. Wow--we saw lots of wildlife, incredible FIELDS full of wildflowers, did a ton of hiking, and yet nothing compares with getting back home.
The garden , which was just "waking up" when we left is in full spring display (even though our spring is at the end of June)
|Nepeta Stachys, and not yet blooming daisies and Heliopsis|
|The potatoes under the Agribon were just poking up when we left and now are 2 foot tall!!|
|Kale, Onions and a stray potato|
|The beans, planted the day before we left are up and doing well. Fall carrots were planted July 1 in the center .|
|Salvia, Achillea and pink spider Dahlia|
|Corn planted the day before we left. Germination was spotty to say the least|
|Zinnias along the border of the vegetable garden|
We had a low of 38 on July 2. This summer looks like it's going to be another cool one. I'm okay with that ---the salad greens, onions, and potatoes all do well and those are the most important to us.
Usually the green beans manage to produce well under the cool conditions as well. I guess the only downside to this would be the Brandywine tomatoes. Last year I had 3 that ripened before the first frost in early September. It's a trade off we're willing to make in exchange for not getting so hot we need AC.
I'll be catching up soon with blogs. Have a safe and Happy 4th!