The garden stuff got off to a rough start this year, with a long period of cool and rain in the spring. But now everything is catching up!
Above is my little uromastyx’s garden, with arugula, alfalfa and mustard greens. I eat some of the mustard and arugula too in salads, and my son and daughter in law give some to their reptiles.
5 different kinds of sweet and hot peppers are blooming, including the purple jalapenos I grow for my daughter in law.
In tomato row, 4 different kinds of tomatoes are doing great. I grow all the peppers and tomatoes from seeds. I won’t go on a soap box about heirloom plants, but if you don’t know about that, you should. Look at other blogs I’ve written and search heirloom plants.
Some green beans are starting to climb their poles. I also have hopi limas that are climbers, and black turtle beans and kidney beans that don’t climb.
I didn’t show cucumbers, but there are two healthy plants growing of them. And 3 pattipan squash.
My goal in the garden is always to have enough to eat, share with my kids, preserve some, and have some to share. One of the joys of getting the blessings of the earth to grow is having enough to share with others.
Of course you can’t eat everything, and some flowers are necessary to brighten things up outside. There are these in pots, a big group of roses and several places planted in wildflowers.
It’s such a pleasure to be able to have things growing in the garden. I’m getting old, and the garden has reduced in size, but as long as I can stand up and walk around, there will be a garden with food and flowers growing.
If you grow things, good luck with your blessings of the earth. If you can’t, I hope you can find some road side stands and farmer’s markets with gorgeous fruit and vegetables of the season.
Take care, do what you can to avoid the virus, and enjoy your summer.