Thursday, July 12, 2012

July Garden

July Garden Tour

This hollyhock is a volunteer that sprouted up in my front yard in the shade. For the past two years it would give me one stock of blooms. I moved it into the backyard hoping it would take and thinking I would get blooms next year. I think it is safe to say it's very happy in it's new home.


I planted quinoa for the first time this year. I wanted to see if I could grow it and how much of a yield I would get from each plant. I planted 4 starts in one square foot. They really like our warm days and cool night. I will be able to harvest by Sept.



Cherry tomatoes


Bed 3

Front of bed 3

Watermelon in bed 4

I saved some seeds from a unknown heirloom melon two years ago. I planted a few in soil blocks back in Feb not thinking it would grow. There is a baseball size melon and a few more marble sized melons now growing in bed 4.

Last year was a total bust for cucumber but not this year. I think this is my best year yet for cucumbers.

Last year one of the squirrels acquired a taste for zucchini. Well he is back for more this year. I have only harvested one that was hidden.

Bed 4

Cherry tomato

The July Garden