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.


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.


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.


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



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


The snow peas are climbing the trellis.




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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.