Saturday, July 12, 2008

Veggie Garden in July

I took pictures this morning to show off my heirloom veggie garden. I didn't bother to take a picture of the bed with the corn, potatoes and horseradish because the neighbor's junk is sooooo visible where that bed is located up against our back fence. My carrots didn't do well this spring, so while the bed is visible behind the zucchini/pepper bed, I didn't bother to mention it.

This is my little strawberry bed. Soon to be expanded to the grassy area right below it between it and the red picket fence. That area is quite a bit bigger.

This bed has watermelon in the foreground and cantaloupe in the rest of the bed. I'm about to build more beds so the blue tarp is there to kill the weeds.

This bed is Amish Paste Tomatoes. They do VERY well up here. A neighbor gave me the wall o' waters. I put those around the plants in the middle in the hopes that the warmth from those would help the plants on the outside, too. They are just blooming now.

This bed suffered the most from the frost last month. Zucchini plants at the front; the rest are my pepper plants. They are bouncing back, but it took them quite a while. Flower buds are finally forming on them.

This is my Amish Pie Pumpkin bed. The pumpkin plants have just gone nuts! I have several tennis ball sized babies in there.

This is my cucumber bed. I lost several plants to last months' frost which is why the left side of the bed looks so empty. There are tons of baby cukes in there though.

These are pots of Tumbling Tom cherry tomatoes. The only non-heirloom seeds I ordered this year. There was no more room in the garden so I had to put them in these pots in front of my greenhouse. They are a trailing type tomato and seem to be happy in these pots. These are loaded with lots of little green tomatoes.

This bed was planted with Anna Russian Tomatoes. I lost a lot of them last month, but I still have 6 plants in there and that will still be plenty.

This bed still has snow peas growing like crazy. At the far end of the bed is the spinach going to seed which I hope to harvest soon and replant for fall. The left side of the bed had rows of lettuce which is now all gone. I have one head that I'm letting go to seed to plant later, too. The sheets hanging over this bed prevented the lettuce and spinach from bolting too soon. It's not exactly pretty, but it worked.

This bed has chives and cilantro on the far left (not visible) and dill which is doing really well. As you can see, I have far more than I need. There are 8 plants in there! The parsley is doing well and I have harvested quite a bit from those plants.

This is the far right side of the same bed with the herbs. These are my broccoli plants which are just beginning to head. In between the broccoli and parsley I have beets. Across the front of this bed, are the pole beans I had to replant last month with a lean-to kind of structure of chicken wire for them climb and shade everything behind it from the hot after noon sun. When the beets are done, I will plant more lettuce and spinach behind it. Unfortunately, you can see my neighbor's junk behind my log fence. Someday, I want to put in a stockade fence so I don't have to look at it anymore.

So that's my veggie garden so far this year. I hope you enjoyed the tour. I will take you all on another tour in mid-August when the fruits are actually visible.


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