Monday, July 27, 2009

The July Garden

So much to talk about but maybe later... how about just a picture heavy post? Who'd like a tour?

FLOWERS
I love the color of this daliah
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Morning Glories in all their glory
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Marigolds and cilantro
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Zinnia
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I LOVE SQUASH!
This is the beginning of a standard sized Halloween Pumpkin
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One of the many sugar pumpkins coming along
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A small winter squash on it's way...
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This will should make a beautiful pumpkin soup with its skin as a soup tureen.
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A WEE BIT OF A HARVEST
Yellow crook neck squash and cucs... wish I'd gotten more so I could make pickles. Just not enough of them ripened at once.
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Pulled the garlic. Not sure why they didn't get big. Most all of them are small. Garlic and I didn't make friends this season. I'll try again next year. Is it better to overwinter or plant in the spring?
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MORE TO COME
This strawberry isn't any bigger then a dime but when allowed to fully ripen (hard to get them that way with my preschooler snacking in the strawberry beds...) they are delicious! The most intense strawberry flavor you can imagine. I wish I had a few more of the plants.
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These are the Sweetheart tomatoes I was talking about, pictured here not quite ready to pick. So far not a single one has made it into the house. They are delightfully sweet and have replaced the shelling peas at the garden snack food of choice.
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This is Oregon Star... all so far are are green but they're a determinate sauce tomato so I expect when they do ripen it'll be all at once.
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The corn is coming in but isn't quite there yet...
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The plants sure are BIG though! (Tomatoes in front, corn behind... that's a 6' high fence it's growing in front of!)
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IT'S NOT ALL SUNSHINE AND ROSES
I found this little guy wrapped up in a leaf on my jalapeno pepper plant. Anyone know if it's friend or foe?
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My artichoke also has a nasty infestation of black bean aphids.
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At least I have a wee bit of help. I really wish she'd bring in more family and friends though.
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I'm saving a good one for Garden Bloggers Death Day at the end of the month... Oh well. No one's perfect.

5 comments:

Ribbit said...

Foe, foe, foe! It's a coccoon of some sorts. If you like, put it in a jar and see what kind of winged creature it spawns.

The oppressive heat doesn't seem to be affecting the garden one bit. I can't believe it's all doing so well with the temperatures the way they are around there!!

Just Jenn said...

I did a deep soaking of everything last night just at the base of each plant to help protect them against the heat. It should be short lived (105° or so till Thur) then dropping back down into the 80°'s. I think the garden will pull through, though I'm sure it'll be too hot for the plants to produce much of any harvest. I might need to put down some mulch around any plants I see showing signs of stress.

Amy said...

That is a pretty dahlia. I decided several years ago that I really like orange flowers which I find funny because as a child, orange was probably my least favorite color!

I vote fall planting for the garlic - of course, this is the first year I've ever grown garlic that turned out right, so what do I know :-) I did plant it in the fall...

Engineeredgarden said...

I really enjoyed the photos of you pumpkins and squash. Not sure on the cocoon looking thing....

Just Jenn said...

Amy, I've been on an orange flower kick lately too. I dunno, there's just something so sunny and cheery about that color. =)

EG, I do love the pumpkins. Maybe because they're orange? I'll keep checking on the cocoon... might have to capture it to see what it hatches.