The zucchini have made their first appearance – soon to be found on a doorstep near you as a ring the doorbell and run! (Just kidding, but boy do these plants produce fruit – I’m always looking for good zucchini recipes.)
The sea of tomato plants. We really did thin them out….and then hubby pruned them too and still they have grown so close together that they block out the sun on the lower leaves. Should we leave them? Should we prune them more? Should we take out some of these big, beautiful plants? At the moment we are checking for blight daily and crossing our fingers….
The tiny beginnings of winter squash. This is another aggressive plant in the garden. I keep finding this one wrapping its tendrils around the peas and stretching itself in the opposite direction to strangle the leeks… poor things. I am in a battle with green caterpillars over my broccoli plants. Every morning I come out to the garden to pick off all the little green guys and hope the next day they will be gone for good. No such luck. I think they have won the battle with the Kale, but I am determined to save the broccoli!
And finally, the potatoes. I had no idea potato plants were so big! I can’t wait until these are ready to harvest, too.
July is a beautiful time to be in the garden. What’s growing in your garden in July?