Gardening in June

It’s very dry in our area, my garden is thriving in the summer heat. The past weekend was in the 90s, I normally drink plenty of water to stay hydrate while working in the garden. I’m happy to say that the fence is done._MG_4976

After moving out to the country I told myself that I want a country garden, rows and rows of vegetables and the freedom to plant where ever I want. We had plenty of rainfalls the past months and the rainwater washed most of my garden soil to the lower part of the garden. I don’t know why I didn’t see this coming.

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I’m back to the box garden again, I didn’t want one too high and decided to go with a 4×4 post. The one above is metal and it’s too expensive to use for the whole garden and I actually like the wooden look below better.

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I use leaves compost at the lower part of the planting bed to help stop the water from carrying the soil away. I have plenty of leaves in my yard and won’t need to buy compost for the garden.

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Just a few days of raised planting beds made a huge improvement, the plants are growing faster despite the dry summer heat.

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I picked a few bell peppers last week, and this one is ready for picking.

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The snow peas are climbing the trellis.

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Lemongrass

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I have plenty of the blue lake bush beans.

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I have to put net/fence wire over the watermelon plants, they looked like weeds and I kept stepping on them. I’m looking forward to seeing them grow.

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This is how dry my garden is, the dirt cracked and the scary part is to see the snake in my garden. I feel like I’m gardening in the desert.

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I have to work on my tomato planting skill, these plants are skinny and tall and not bushy like most tomato plants that I have seen in magazine.

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I think anybody can have a greenthumb planting peppers, they practically care for themselves.

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The Trumpet Vines grow in the wild and I was surprised to see them in Lowes for $19.98. I like it so much and bought one to see how it will do in my garden. I might add a few more to the back of the garden.

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The butterfly bushes are growing fast, but so far I have not seen the butterfly yet.

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I didn’t think this poinsettia made it through the winter and was kind of surprised to see the greenleaves. I’m planting it in a pot so I could bring it inside this winter.

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