Here we are already past the middle part of the month and I am only just getting around to chronicling events in the garden. Time is somewhat unreal right now. It’s because I am spending so much more time in the garden than writing about it. It seems like there is always so much to do…weeding, harvesting, replanting lettuce and fall greens, pruning, pulling out spent spring annuals, cutting plants back in hopes they will re-bloom, and watering. We don’t get any summer rain and I don’t have an automatic watering system. I know I should put one in but I get enjoyment out of the constant checking. Do they need more water? What about mulch and compost? Are there any bugs damaging them? What about snails and slugs? It’s a full time job and time is something I have in abundance at the present.
So, how is my garden growing? The lush spring bloom is over and fall plants are starting to take over. Here is a glimpse.
The vegetable garden is still producing zucchini, snap and snow peas, cucumbers and the first green beans.
Covering the raised beds with shade cloth or plastic has created different climate zones. Cucumbers have not been successful in past years.
And for the first time I have tomatoes!!!! Although bets are still out if they will actually ripen.
The pollinator garden is still going strong although I have had to water it this year. There are lots of native bumblebees all through the garden, they especially seem to like the lavender plants.
That’s all for now…back to watering. I will see you next month. How is your garden doing?
Stay well and happy gardening.
If you have any gardening questions or want to know details about a particular plant, please leave a comment or email me. I’d love to hear from you.