We’ve been very fortunate with all the rains that we’ve had recently, my garden is looking very healthy.
Believe it or not, I still have some planting space in my little area. I made more planting bed for beans that my friend gave me. My neighbor finally came over to speak to me, she said that her husband wants to start a garden this year, a little too late I thought to myself, but she didn’t want him to, it seems like it’s a lot of work.
New beans that my friend gave me.
The rooster comb flowers.
Jr. Sunflowers that my second sister gave me. She said that these wouldn’t get as tall as the normal sunflowers.
My cherry tomatoes, Thai eggplants, chili peppers look very healthy.
The snow peas are trying to climb up the A Frame, they need a wee bit of help since they’re under the frame.
My herb garden.
I can’t eat these fast enough, so I start looking around to see a different way, and found two recipes that I really like.
Cathy at mmm-yoso!!! food blog has a nice recipe of watermelon treat that calls for mint. This would be great for summer treat, her recipe is simple, something that I could follow. First, chop the mint, chop the melon, add the thawed lime concentrate, then chill, and if there are leftovers, you can blend for a delightful beverage the next day.
Cambree also wrote a post on Refreshing Summertime Drinks, a recipe that calls for mint. Here is the Cooling minty green tea with lime recipe: 6 cups of water, 3 green tea bags, handful of fresh mint leaves, 1 whole lime sliced and juiced, 2 tbsp of agave nectar. Just boil the water, add the tea bag (let in steep for 5-10 minutes). Add the fresh mint leaves, lime juice, and agave syrup. Stir, let it cool and then refrigerate until cold.
My pickling cucumbers look real healthy, but sadly the milk paint got washed out by the many rains that we had recently.
I ended up moving these succulent plants from the pots, they are growing too fast and didn’t have enough room to spread around.
Max doesn’t get to visit my garden very often, and when he did this time, he tried to eat my flowers, bad dog!
The flowers that I enjoy the most and has a nice fragrance when I work in my garden are these wild flowers climbing along the back fence, I didn’t grow them and they come up year after year.