is it mid summer? no? i’m going to say almost mid summer. to me i classify the seasons into the following months
april – may – spring
jun – july – august – summer
september – october – november – fall
december – january – february – march – winter
so i guess that would put us in to mid summer. thanks for hashing that out with me. so i guess this really is my mid summer garden tour. i got the majority of my garden in a little late this year (not until the first weekend of june!) but things are finally starting to pop up! i picked a bunch of beans last night after the mornings storms and my flowers have been going crazy! i have many many large plants but they are not really producing anything yet. i always get so impatient with my tomatoes.
this is my very first garden at the new house which means i had to start with new beds, new soil, new plan. i started by building four new 4×8 garden beds out of cedar. since we have a clay soil i mixed in some peat and top soil in to the beds and then added mulch once the plants were sprouted (or already sprouted because i started them indoors). in addition to garden beds i did a handful of giant planters for my “sensitive plants” (tomatillos, ground cherries, husk cherries) (first time growing the latter two). and then i planted more heartier plants into the ground. plants like tomatoes i bought too much of, squash, extra beans and pumpkins. oh and a few baby watermelons.
the plants that are in the garden beds are definitely growing at a faster rate than the plants in the ground. i don’t know if it’s the peat or the excess top soil but they are for sure growing bigger and faster than tomatoes and plants put into the ground.
i will provide a full list of what i planted this year and as many varieties as i can remember. seriously i always get stir crazy and order like a mad woman in the winter.
biggest issue i have right now is getting the hay to stop growing back! it keeps popping up no matter how much i pull and rototill it!
how is everyone elses garden going? growing anything unusual? (ummm that is legal?) (haha)
tomatillos and ground cherries
squash and extra tomatoes. sprinkler was a $40 menards must have
my vintage windmill! I love the clink it makes when it’s running
barrel full of mint
flower beds. love all these poppies!