July Garden Tour

I thought it was time for an update, considering the potager is flourishing! 

Indigo Acres: Potager in July

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The cottage garden is in peak bloom!

We have been spending much time harvesting leaf lettuces and head lettuces. We love growing greens!  Pictured below are some of our favorites: mesclun blend, four seasons, romaine,black seeded simpson.

This time of year, we harvest a large amount of pea pods and kale, as well.

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Pea Pods

We love zucchini!  What I should say is we love zucchini bread! We grow 4 different varieties.  One of my favorites is our “Zucchini Balls”!

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Zucchini Balls
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This is a side view of a few of our garden beds.  We grow most of our crops on black plastic.  This not only keeps weeds at a minimum, but heats the soil to appropriate temperatures, for veggies such as tomatoes and peppers.
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Acorn and butternut squash grow well on black plastic.
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Borage, nasturtium, dill, basil, thyme, parsley and chives are just a few of the herbs enjoying this July weather!
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  Not only does our family enjoy watermelon, but it is a favorite among the chickens and ducks!
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In March, we experimented growing tomatoes from seed, in the hoop house this year!  Looks like we will have some early tomatoes!

Who doesn’t love onions! We grow large red, white and yellow onions and well as green bunching onions and leeks.

Adding flowers throughout the potager becomes a wonderful food source for the bees!

 

This spring, a hard late frost was damaging to our apple, cherry, peach, asian pear, plum and apricot blossoms.  We were fortunate that our grapes and berries were spared.

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We grow concord, reliance and himrod grapes.
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Blackberries and Boysenberries will be ready soon!
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Our first sunshine of the season…
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When it is time to harvest, it is also time to re-seed.  Baby leaf lettuce is already sprouting for round three!

” To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow…”

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda

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43 thoughts on “July Garden Tour

  1. I love it! Your cottage garden is gorgeous. I must try squash on black plastic….. and all your different lettuce! Yum. We had a late frost in Spring too…. I wonder how many fruit trees around the world were affected? Great post Roda. Xxx

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  2. Inspirational indeed…our soil here is mostly clay with little to no rain…nearly impossible to grow anything…and I so love a beautiful garden…thanks for sharing yours. 🙂

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  3. What a delightfully delicious post. To think that you are now in a position to consume this wonderful bounty. This must be a love garden, taking love from you in effort and returning love to you in flavor. Thank you for sharing Roda.

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  4. Omg this is so beautiful and what a collection of beautiful flowers do you have! I’m in awe of your garden. The place where I lived 4 yrs back, we had a huge garden just like this, my mom is a huge fan of flowers and gardening, however now I live in Noida and the air and water are so polluted… would u believe, my mom lost 80 out of 150 potted plants here within a month.

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      1. It definitely was… especially for my mom. But again I just love your flower collection. You can make a museum out of it. I’d definitely be your first visitor. haha.

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  5. What an incredible array of plants! Your gardening is inspirational too, especially as here in south we need to start preparing for spring plantings. We are just hoping we will get rain.

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