My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It just keeps on growing July 15, 2009

It just keeps on growing

The warm nights especially have everything in a growth spurt. It’s beginning to look like a jungle around here!
gardenJuly09 001An apple of unknown variety.
gardenJuly09 002In spite of the earlier rodent attack, the cantaloupes on the compost pile are making a come back. This one will be ready soon.
gardenJuly09 003A view of the back garden, with hollyhocks and sunflowers.
gardenJuly09 005These are Polish Linquisa paste tomatoes. Almost ready for makin’ sauce!
gardenJuly09 006That roque squash plant turns out to be a Kabocha.
gardenJuly09 007A yard long bean. They do love the heat.
gardenJuly09 008Double Yield cucumbers from are bloomin up a storm
gardenJuly09 010Huckleberries. I’ve never grown this before. They are loaded with fruit and while it is black it doesn’t seem to be ready to pick yet.
gardenJuly09 011The front yard grain patch. In the front the small seeded sunflowers are beginning to bloom. In the back ground the bloody butcher corn, popping sorhgum and broom corn.
gardenJuly09 012This is the raspberry bed that was overseeded to buckwheat. I discovered I probably planted the buckwheat too thick and with the heat it was taking a lot of water to keep it from wilting. So I pulled it up, picked off a few ripe seeds and laid it back down, along with the wild sunflowers, as mulch for the raspberries. We will probably have more buckwheat and sunflowers later on when the monsoon gets around to giving up some rain.
gardenJuly09 013The moon & stars watermelon plants are taking off and outgrowing their little cages.
gardenJuly09 014No Vacancy. The new rabbit condo is full with our 4 does in place. When the weather cools off I’ll build another like it for the 2 bucks, which will also give me space to hold fryers over if I need to.
gardenJuly09 015The greywater filter tub, with canna lilly, elephant ears and kabocha squash.
gardenJuly09 016The Jicama are really taking off now that it is really hot. I just don’t know why the leaves are scorching like this.
gardenJuly09 017More ‘maters. These are the Imur Prior Beta, nice 1 ounce fruits.
gardenJuly09 020The yellow peppers are Rio Grande, with a nice mild heat. There are some green bells hiding in the back ground.

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