July is almost over and we have been having some really warm weather. Which has worked out well for our garden this year.
July Garden Update
Our bush beans have some blossoms on them. In a week or two we should have some tiny beans on them. Can’t wait to start enjoying some fresh green beans.
Our pole beans are growing like crazy. They have started to shoot out above the trellis. I’ve been trying to keep them on it but as you can see in the photo above they want to grow out into the air.
I harvested the first of our zucchini recently. I had checked the plant and it had a very small zucchini on it. Then just two days later there was a huge one to pick. We now have 4 zucchini in the refrigerator that I need to dry or freeze for later use. We roasted on for dinner and it was delicious.
The tomato plants are starting to get big. We finally have a cherry tomato that is starting to change color. With all the warm weather lately we should be picking tomatoes soon. Want to know a secret? I hate tomatoes, can’t stand them but I grow them every year because my family, because they love them.
We have been harvesting lettuce for the last few weeks. It’s so nice to go out to the garden to get salad for dinner. I also found 4 baby carrots ready for harvesting too. We still have a few bush peas but they are fading fast. The pole peas I replanted have a few blossoms on them so we may have more peas soon.
The last few years haven’t been good ones for bell peppers or cucumbers at our house. But this year both of them are doing well. I’m hoping for a good harvest of cucumbers, so I can make pickles. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
One of our basil plants have really taken off this year and it’s as big as my tomato plants. My husband has a recipe he loves to make with basil leaves. I’m thinking we will have plenty of basil for this recipe all season long.
Our blueberries are doing quite well too. Last year we didn’t get too many off the plants. Between the birds stealing them and the fact we forgot to fertilize the blueberries last year, left us with a small harvest. This year, we remembered to fertilize and we have some nice berries coming on.
Here’s one that’s just about ready to eat.
Hopefully we will get more of them than the birds this year. 🙂
How is your gardening doing this year? What are you harvesting this month?
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