Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Home Garden Mid-July
The Home Garden is starting to look much better the past couple of days since our nice rain on Sunday evening. It's still not up to par...but, all in all it is doing surprisingly well.
This is the Left Cold Frame Bed
It is filled mostly with dry beans now. There are a couple of Celery plants hiding in the back and some bare spots in the front. I'm going to sow some lettuce in the empty spaces soon.
This is the Right Cold Frame Bed
I pulled almost all of the Spring Carrots from this bed on Monday. There are still a few tiny ones left around the edges. There is also some huge Lacinto Kale in this bed still going strong.
This Kale was planted out last September!
This is Bed #1
There are a couple of cabbages left in this bed. I sure wish they would head up so I can harvest them. I sowed some Little Marvel Peas in this bed a couple of days ago. Hopefully, we will get a nice fall crop as I was not happy with my Spring Shelling Peas.
At the other end of Bed 1 there are a few Celery Plants, a couple of Dry beans and some newly planted Pepper Plants. "The Italian" brought me home 7 pepper plants last night. He got them for free and are varieties that he wants. I guess, it's better late then never for him to decide he wants a particular variety of anything besides tomatoes in the garden! Most of this bed will be sown with Spinach at the end of the season to overwinter. That's the only way I have been successful with spinach.
There are 4 tomatoes planted in this bed.
3 known varieties and 1 unknown variety. There is a lot of that going on with my tomatoes this year!
This is what is left of the carrots that were growing in between the tomatoes. Some bunny thought it was a Bunny Buffet!
The Sungold tomatoes are coming on like gangbusters! Boy, they are a wonderfully sweet tomato! Thanks Dave!
These are Paul Robeson tomatoes. Seed compliments of Jeff. These babies are huge and boy are they great tasting! Come on and get ripe already!
This is where most of the garlic was planted. Now there are dry beans and slicing cucumbers growing for "The Italian".
These cucs are finally putting out a few a day. As you can see, the earlier leaves dried up and were spotted. The plants looks great now!
The Fall Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cabbage starts are undercover on the back porch. They are about 2-3 weeks old. Something was nibbling on them, so they were given a good dusting of DE and covered with a shade cloth. I hope this works.
My Dwarf Carmine Jewel Cherry Tree is growing very very well. Truthfully, I'm very surprised how much it has grown.
The Herb Garden is not looking great. It's usually overgrown and nice and green. The drought has been a bit tough on it.
The back part of the Herb Garden is very sparse too. The Spaghetti Squash are starting to take off and
climb along the fence in both directions.
The Sage Bush is the only thing in the Herb Garden that is looking great.
We also have one some what pretty flower pot right now.
My flower pots are not nearly as nice as they have been in the past.