Kim here…considering how much its been raining here my garden has been growing really s…l…o…w!
I did harvest my first of my early garlic…
There are a few green tomatoes…but mostly still blossoms
The borage is busy attracting bees and other pollinators to the garden
And my kiddos always find things to pick in the garden…whether it be a beautiful red rose or a little purple weed or even a couple of field daisies!
This time of year year makes me a happy gardener at Chiot’s Run. I love growing all kinds of things, especially edible things that can be used in the kitchen. Right now the peas are in full production and I’ve got 16 cups in the freezer ready for winter stews.
The wild black raspberries and blueberries are starting to come on, taking the place of strawberries as the fruit of the season. They find their place often in pancakes, muffins and sprinkled on top of a salad as well as promising a enough bounty to fill the freezer for pies, cobblers and scones this coming winter.
And of course like Kim, we’ve got a lot of tiny green tomatoes and lots of blossoms, but no red fruit yet. I can hardly wait for them to come ripe, truly everything else in the garden is simply grown to keep my going until the tomatoes come ripe.
Of course the gardens wouldn’t be complete without some lovely blooms for color and beauty. The front foundation beds look their best in late June and throughout July. They truly are a riotous mix of all kinds of flowering and fruiting shrubs, herbs, and perennials with some edible mixed in.
I suppose I’m spoiled living more southerly than the other gals. Here at Unearthing this Life our heavy harvesting is just beginning - starting with berries, beets and turnips, the last of the greens, early potatoes, garlics, and our first tomatoes.
Just like Susy, our garden beds tend to look very happy and colorful this time of year.
What about you? How does your garden grow?