After a slow start to the season, how does my garden grow? Pretty well so far! We’ve got our owl-guarded herb garden going nicely, with more basil cozier up to the tomatoes in the raised bed. In the main bed we kept it simple - carrots, tomatoes, peas, lettuce, onions, basil, corn and sunflowers, because why not?
The straw bales are hosting the 2014 pumpkin patch - we’ve got Connecticut Field, Moonshine and Winter Luxury pumpkins this year. Lemon cukes, Black Beauty zucchini, Sugar Baby watermelons and cherry tomatoes round out the bales. My junior under-gardener and nestled a few tomatoes and more than a few sunflowers in the flower beds too. Throw in a bean teepee and a few pots of chard and greens and there it is. And when it’s itemized, I guess we didn’t do so well at keeping it simple after all. In any case, we have a great time playing in the dirt. And as a bonus, when those pumpkins get going, mowing the lawn will take about 5 minutes.