Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm not sure why but gosh I've just been busy this year. I haven't even really had time to be in the garden. In the spring it was uncomfortably wet and cool and now we're busy with all the things summer brings. I need to weed in the worst way. Of course that's not stopping all the wonderful things from blooming and fruiting. I pulled out a big fluffy white cauliflower head out of the garden the other day. So delish! Also pulled a few beets (they were almost ready, I ate them anyway, heh.) My garlic also did beautifully this year, much better then last year when they were just runty little things. This year I would up with door knob sized bulbs. Woo!

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We still have a few pests looming about but they haven't caused any real destruction this year. Last year they tried to make swiss cheese of the broccoli. I was constantly picking off little yellow eggs and tiny green caterpillars. This year I'm enjoying watching my kid catch the moths in her net. Heh.

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The bees are loving all the flowers I've planted. Next year I might try to intermingle them more with the veggies.

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Dragonflies are also taking time to visit the garden as well. This lovely little fellow held still long enough to let me take his picture.

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Just the first glimmer of summer squash is coming into view... I've got my sauce pan ready and waiting.

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We're still getting strawberries and the blueberries are also starting to ripen. It's a nice time of year when they over lap... there's also much snacking going on in the garden.

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Annie's Granny sent me some bean seeds last year and they're just now starting to make yummy looking little pods. It won't be long before I'll be throwing my magic beans in a pot! (They lose their purple color when blanched and turn bright green - that's how you know when they're done. Cool! I can hardly wait.)

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The first round of corn is also starting to tassel. I'm looking forward to corn and tomato salad or just throwing a cob on the BBQ. How can anyone not love summer?
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4 comments:

icebear said...

I love the last dragonfly picture, it looks inquisitive.

How do you use your summer squash? Early summer i am content to put S&P,EVOO and balsamic on them and throw them on the grill. Later in the year i run out of ideas...:o)

My corn has just reached above waist high, tasselling should begin in a week or so.

Annie's Granny said...

Your bachelor buttons are blooming! Mine (the third planting, and the only one not eaten by bugs) look like they might be ready to form some buds. I hope so, I love them.

I'm also anxious for the Royal Burgundy beans to mature. I planted them at my neighbor's, plus a small patch in my garden.

Stefaneener said...

It all looks so lovely. Enjoy, enjoy.

meemsnyc said...

I love it when I see dragonflies in the garden! I'm just never quick enough with the camera!