Friday, August 12
Now that we are well into August, I suppose I should get my July garden post in! In July, travel and general busy-ness made everyday watering less of a possibility. Not to mention how blazing hot it's gotten. Some of these plants didn't stand a chance against this weather! It's okay-- it's to be expected. Here's a peek at what July looked like in our garden beds:
I'm going to pause right here. Even though my squash vines have had kind of a rough go of it, they are still producing blossoms. I haven't had any squash babies yet because they haven't been pollinated, BUT! A friend told me a way to hand-pollinate and I just tried that, so I'll keep you posted on how it works out.
We FINALLY went from seeing tiny little baby hot peppers and bell peppers to a pepper explosion! Cucumbers and all of the peppers are my very favorite things to grow in the garden. We use them in almost everything we cook at home!
We've had an abundance of tomatoes for a couple of months now, and I've been perfecting my salsa recipe to share with you! I'm almost there, so you can be looking for that in the coming weeks. It turns out a little different each time, so I've been making batches and writing down what I'm doing each time to make sure I'm happy with the recipe I put out there.
The junebugs were SERIOUSLY bad this year. They ended up destroying my rhubarb and definitely did a little damage to my brussels sprouts. I haven't seen any produce from the broccoli or brussels yet, but I read that they are both great fall vegetables. All hope is not lost!
You can see that the plants have gotten much, much bigger since my first post. The peas are officially done for the summer, but the green beans are still producing. I feel pretty good about all I've grown and more than that, all I've learned this summer. I haven't entirely decided if I'm going to do a fall/winter garden or not. Sometimes it's nice to keep hobbies seasonal so you can't burn out on them. I guess I'll see how I feel once summer starts wrapping up.
If any of you have been posting about your own gardens, please leave me a link! I'd love to see what others have going!