The flower garden looks almost the same as last month. There are a few more flowers blooming which I'll show you in a bit. I need to work on pruning the crepe myrtle. I don't like how it grows straight up. I think it needs some thinning out in the center.
Here's the back of the house. We added some squash in the empty spaces. The tomatoes are growing quickly now.
We finally harvested four cherry tomatoes this week.
The plants are loaded! My garden helper is supposed to stake the rest of the plants soon.
The corn looks a little short to me.
The winter squash plants by the chicken yard started taking off this week.
One section of pole beans(to your right) are growing well. The other three sections are much shorter.
We are clearing out the lettuce which is now bitter and filling the spaces with squash, carrots, beets, and scallions.
This bed has the poorest soil so I'm just mulching it like crazy and hoping it will be more productive next year. It has Italian dandelion(the plant with blue flowers), asparagus, broccoli, carrots, onions, and lettuce growing there.
It looks like I'm growing flowers with some veggies thrown in for interest. It really is the other way around.
Here is one of the beds we just cleaned up. We added beets and scallions to the bare spaces. I need to figure out how to grow cabbage. I planted those plants in March or April and they will stay small until the weather cools off again. I will try planting them even earlier next spring and may try planting some late this fall to overwinter until spring.
The green beans are already taller than their supports. I don't know what they will do now.
The veggie garden entrance.
I don't think California poppies and echinacea go together but I'm happy to have some color.
The new garden path needs some weeding. Hopefully some of the purple alyssum will work its way over to join the white alyssum.
This sunflower looks like it is being attacked by morning glories.
This could be bad or chicken food.
Can you see all of the pollen this bee has collected?
A different perspective.
A few bunches of green grapes survived our late frost.
Have you ever enjoyed the scent of a sweet pea? I wish I could make this photo scratch and sniff for you.
How is your garden growing this month?