How’s it going? So, I know I’ve bragged about our garden this year (see here and here) and I’m seriously just so freaking impressed with it that I’m not even about to take all the credit! No kidding, I was just telling Joe that I think the eclipse earlier this year, and the blood moon and mother nature are totally what is making everything grow so well this season! I don’t want to jinx it by bragging though, especially since the heat is settling in, so I’m just going to share some pictures and tell you my plans for the month and be on my way 😀
one of several strawberry plants we’ve got going on, this one in a pot – the ones in the garden bed are much bigger, but aren’t flowering and we haven’t seen a berry in a while
this pepper plant is at least two years old, and was recently damaged in an epic windstorm a couple weeks ago… it’s producing amazingly, but the peppers have always been small, thin-skinned and bitter. i’m letting them turn to red before picking this season and if that doesn’t help their flavor, this plant will be going to the compost pile.
the lavender is LOVING all the water the roses get! look how big it is 🙂
in total, there are three pea plants, three tomatoes, eleven onions left, one frustrating bell pepper, three basil and two strawberry plants in the raised bed
a sweet friend gave me a couple mint transplants, and i think the plant to the left is a flower of some sort
remember my mystery compost plant from last month (here)? it’s a potato plant! i transplanted it into the garden
the most cherry tomatoes i’ve ever had at one time-eeee!
this pot sort of cracks me up… i planted a pepper plant in it this year, and it had a tomato plant and vincas in it last year. those came back on their own, and i must have tossed some flower seeds in there because those are growing too! it’s always a surprise when i see what pops up 🙂
last month, this pot had cilantro in it that was waiting to go to seed. it finally did so i ripped all of it out and harvested coriander seed from it. the tomato plant is doing so much better on it’s own!
i think we have the weirdest lantana… it is very stringy and spreads quick, unlike the lantana i see everywhere else that creates more of a bush. at least it’s pretty because it certainly doesn’t behave!
i was under the impression i was planting a fall annual when i put the vincas here, but it’s only gotten better and bigger ever since. it’s lasted since the end of last summer!
more magical vinca, and finally a wildflower poppy that i put in as seed last fall!
So there you go, my pretty little garden! I’m off to do my little garden dance so it keeps on keeping on 🙂 My only other plan is to keep everything watered and fertilized with my fingers crossed that I get lots of produce soon! How is your garden going? Have you planted yet? I’d love to hear about it, so please, drop me a line!