Gone are the tidy rows of vegetables, herbs, and flowers found in the June garden. The garden in July, well, the weeds are having a party. I spent four hours weeding just half the garden last weekend, but you would hardly know it today. And the back of the garden, it’s going wild back there. Even the tomatoes are growing like weeds.
Between extra hours at my job the past few weeks, and too many errands in the city, there hasn’t been enough time or energy for weeding. It’s a beautiful mess, is all I can say. Let me take you around. These photos were taken in the morning, just as the sun was coming over the mountain to the east of our property.
The herb gardens are new this year.
And I’d like to show you my favorite trees, if you don’t mind…
I spent some time after these photos were taken and the weeds have been conquered – for now. The basil is flowering – and I made a final large batch of pesto for the freezer. The tomatoes are ripening slowly – I think they are too crowded and not happy at the north end of the garden. The beets were already harvested and pickled, and I am starting seeds for the fall vegetables.
For fall I will be adding:
- and a fresh batch of kale and chard
I’m looking forward to the cooler temperatures of fall, and fewer weeds!
What’s growing where you are?