Whew. Summer has officially gotten busy! We've been traveling a bunch while trying to still keep up with all the things. I took a small blogging break to give my mind a little break from one more responsibility. It was seriously hard not to beat myself up about it, but it was a good exercise in self-forgiveness and self-love. Now, here I am back at it and feeling good! Shall we take a peek at the garden in July?
June has been my biggest produce month so far! We are getting lots of peas and beans, the tomatoes are ripening (in big batches), and the sweet banana peppers and jalapeños are growing in!
The kale is officially a LOT to keep up with, the peas are getting to the point where they are drying out and probably won't produce much longer, and we don't have any squash or cucumber babies, but there are a lot of blossoms. It's been a rainy June, so the head lettuce ended up starting to rot and I cut it all out. If I do lettuce again I'll definitely do leaf lettuce so I can keep a better handle on it. The broccoli, brussels sprouts, and bell pepper plants are getting bigger, but I haven't gotten any veggies from them yet.
My cilantro and basil are both bolting big time at this point, but the strawberries are shooting more and more and getting really big! The squash is growing and reaching so much that it's starting to wrap all the way around the trellis. I've made two batches of homemade salsa so far with the garden offerings and I'm certain there's more to come in July!
June was definitely good to us in the garden department! xo.