Friday, July 5, 2013

How Does Your Garden Grow?







 
This week as I went about the garden snapping some photos for this week's series, I had to stop continuously to wipe the humidity from the lens.  With rain and thunderstorms forecast everyday, we've entered the hot, humid part of summer, and everywhere we walk the ground seems to sink down like a sponge. 

Despite the soggy air, the plants have been thriving with the recent sun.  While a few of the plants are lagging behind (um-hum: broccoli), the squash and tomatoes took off this week.  I am actually finding myself weeding extra tomato plants that have reseeded from last year (I'm mostly replanting these since it seems just wrong to weed up perfectly healthy tomato plants, but I am quickly running out of space).  Much of the cool season crops are finding the temperature a bit too warm for their tastes and are getting ready to bolt, and the snap peas seem to be flying through their harvest. 

Each day seems to find us turning more and more to the garden for our meals, and I know soon we'll have squash and tomatoes coming out our ears!  For now we're getting started with garlic scapes, peas, basil, and the first raspberries.

Check out some of these great photos of other people's gardens from this week and share some of your own in the gardening flickr group.




What's growing in your garden this week?
 

Each Friday I share photos from our garden with an update about what we're doing, what's growing, and what we're eating.  I invite you to come play along, I love seeing what others are trying.  You can join the fun in 3 ways:
  • If you blog, I welcome you to write a post or share a post from that week about what's growing in your garden
  • If you aren't a blogger, I invite you to join my gardening flickr group and share photos of your garden from this week - I will try to grab a few photos each week to share on my post.  Please include the date, a general location and your name so I can give you the proper credit.
  • And last - if you don't want to blog or share photos, just follow along and check out all the links and photos and maybe share a comment with your own gardening experience from the week

5 comments:

  1. It all looks so wonderful! We to are eating more from the garden everyday...love it!!!

    Happy weekend.

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  2. Everything is so lush and so green...absolutely gorgeous!

    I linked up a post about our pallet beds, hope that's OK :-) We've been trying to get these pallet beds working for us for a while now and I think we've finally figured out the trick! Fingers crossed!

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  3. Just came over from Soulemama's, really enjoyed your garden tour (and teh flowers).
    My garden update can be found her: http://tollerado.blogspot.de/

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