|Missing from the Picture is my gorgeous pink Hollyhocks and Blue and White Delphiniums. Thanks deer!|
Lots of things going on in the garden right now so I needed to post a mid-month update for my records.
July 2--Morning low of 38 degrees, I love it.Tomatoes, Melons, Pumpkins and Peppers do not.
July 6 --Second cutting of Broccoli--3 pints for the freezer
July 7 --First rain of the month--a real gully-washer of 1.1 inches. Much needed , but came
down so fast and furious, most of it ran off my dry as toast sandy soil.
July 10--Super Sugar Snap peas begin bearing heavily. Chipmunks ravaging them. Set traps.
July 13--Harvested 23 Chesnok Red Garlic and 18 Persian Star Garlic
Not sure if this is the right size of them--first year growing both varieties
Rain-- ..95 inches
July 15--Deer mowed down ALL hollyhocks and phlox up by the house and broke all the Delphiniums that had just started blooming. Erected hideous (!!!) temporary fence around
house to see if that helps. If it does, we'll have to find some affordable (ha ha) fence that isn't quite
so hideous (!!!!)
July 17-- .10" rain
July 18--First 90 degree day--and a reminder of how much I despise summer --heat/bugs/humidity
|Chesnok Red and Persian Star Garlic|
|2 heads broccoli plus lots of side shoots and starting to thin the Mokum carrots|
|Pumpkin finally starting to grow|
|Started Work on the expansion of our Blueberry Patch|
|Tub O' Mint|
|Green Beans starting to really fill out|
|Delphiniums by the Compost pile|
|Pink Spider Dahlia|
|A Peck O' Purple Poppies|
|Ditch Lilies in front of the Barn|
|Sidewalk Bed continues to fill in|
Hope the summer has been going well for everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Gardening!!