It is the 4th of July and my corn is knee high. The vegetable garden is doing splendidly. Despite several hail storms, my sweet corn, beans, peas, lemon cucumbers, giant pumpkins, herbs, melons, lettuce, garlic, onions, and spinach are growing by leaps and bounds. I am working on the gap in my fencing. The wheels are just what I was looking for. I will continue to add to the fence as I acquire materials
The greenhouse seems strange without pumpkins climbing up the sides and out the window. I decided to ban them to the outside this year, and put my peppers and tomatoes in the ground. I planted lettuce and spinach 3 times thinking it wasn't coming up. Then it all came up. We are eating lots of salads. Ella sits by the door while I'm in the greenhouse, waiting for a few token leaves of lettuce. Silly dog.
My washtub holds its traditional chamomile, but this year I added scarlet runner beans and some sunflowers. I must say I love my little washtub. I tried something new with my attempts to grow potatoes. I saw on Pinterest where you take a wire cage, surround the inside with straw, and inside of that compost. As it is being layered, potatoes are added. They grow all summer and when you are ready to harvest you just lift up the cage and to potatoes fall out. We will see how that goes.
I planted pumpkins and zinnias in the water tank. My raspberries and grapes are looking great. My strawberries left a lot to be desired. Overall, I'd say this years garden is going to keep me busy with produce in another month. How does your garden grow? Happy Fourth of July.