Garden July 2012

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Early tomatoes. I know part of it is the hot dry weather but I also swear by the walls of water that I laid out. I love them!
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Beans!
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I’m just going to mention one more time how large and lush my tomato plants are!
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raspberry plants – season 2 in our garden. We started with 3 and through some careful maneuvering we have 6 this year.

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Tomatillos. These have been fun to watch grow. They are like little aliens.

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Beets. W have 3 little patches of beets because they are E’s favorite. Yum.

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Specialty pumpkins. I can’t wait to see them once they’re full grown.

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Only part of our onion harvest. This is the bowl we gave away.

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Some of the pumpkins we have trained to grow ON the fence.

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Leeks.

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Jalapeños.

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First tomato harvest

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Potatoes in a pot.

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Zucchini.

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Our sad looking squash plants…

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Our strawberries are putting out runners like crazy. Many may have died in the heat wave but the news that survived are going to fill in the gaps!

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Rhubarb.

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Echinacea.

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Harvest of onions, carrots and beets eaten as an appetizer with hummus. Yum.

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Unwashed harvest.

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Zucchini salad with mint and feta. Recipe coming.

The biggest thing that hits me when I look at all these pictures is – Wow! I started most everything from seed without any special equipment. I bought one of my 7 tomato plants, the seed potatoes, the strawberry plants, the rhubarb, and the onion sets. Everything else I started from seed. Pumpkins, tomatoes, red onions, leeks, jalapeños, beets, lettuce, etc. I hope to do EVERYTHING from seed next year. We’ll see if that happens!

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