Garden Round Up for July 2013

9 Jul

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Hot.  Humid. Wet. Bugs. More bugs. This describes the gardening experience of July. The cucumbers, squash, cantaloupe and watermelon blooms are a plenty. So far so good. But wait!  There is a battle going on. Who will win?  The powdery mildew on the squash plants or me with my organic spray? Who will win? The wilt on the cucumber plants or me who is killing off the cucumber beetles and eggs hiding around the garden? Who will win? The early blight on the tomatoes or me snipping the affected leaves to lengthen the production period.  Man (or woman in this case) v. nature. To learn the answers to these questions, check back to this blog for the Garden Round up for August 2013.  In the meantime, here is what I got (in photos).

Greenhouse with basil plants

Greenhouse with basil plants

Eggplant in patio garden

Eggplant in patio garden

Beans in patio garden

Beans in patio garden

Herbs in patio garden

Herbs in patio garden

Tomatoes in patio garden

Tomatoes in patio garden

Beets harvested from community garden plot

Beets harvested from community garden plot

Final harvest from kale planted in community garden plot last fall

Final harvest from kale planted in community garden plot last fall

Lettuce still being harvested from community garden plot

Lettuce still being harvested from community garden plot

Cucumbers growing in community garden plot

Cucumbers growing in community garden plot

Lettuce still growing in patio garden

Lettuce still growing in patio garden

Volunteer tomato plant in crack near shed. A plant sprouts every year from this spot.  Not sure where the original seed came from. Love the resiliency of nature.

Volunteer tomato plant in crack near shed. A plant sprouts every year from this spot. Not sure where the original seed came from. Love the resiliency of nature.

Tomato plants in patio garden

Tomato plants in patio garden

Lettuce still growing in community garden plot

Lettuce still growing in community garden plot

Yellow squash in community garden plot

Yellow squash in community garden plot

Harvest from community garden plot

Harvest from community garden plot

Squash, cucumber and peppers from patio garden

Squash, cucumber and peppers from patio garden

2 Responses to “Garden Round Up for July 2013”

  1. Kathleen Lea July 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Go get ’em girl!

    Sent from my iPad

    • Colette Rausch July 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

      I’m on it! Thanks for the encouragement. Much appreciated 🙂

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