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
Eggplant in patio garden
Beans in patio garden
Herbs in patio garden
Tomatoes in patio garden
Beets harvested from community garden plot
Final harvest from kale planted in community garden plot last fall
Lettuce still being harvested from community garden plot
Cucumbers growing in community garden plot
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.
Tomato plants in patio garden
Lettuce still growing in community garden plot
Yellow squash in community garden plot
Harvest from community garden plot
Squash, cucumber and peppers from patio garden
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Go get ’em girl!
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I’m on it! Thanks for the encouragement. Much appreciated 🙂