STATE OF THE GARDEN

Hello all! Before I get to the garden…

I just have to show you a few pics of Roman {the Garden Dog} having a Mexican standoff with his nemesis…a lone deer…who taunts him daily it seems…from across the pond.

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This deer is savvy…she/he stays in the safe zone…knowing full well that this barking German shepherd ain’t about to swim to the other side.

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It’s comical…until the barking gets on my nerves. But this deer is nonplussed.

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She/he just takes time and enjoys the fine dining.

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Ahhh...pond life…

this turtle suns on a log.  Last week a baby turtle was on the back of a larger {momma?} turtle…it looked like two stacked rocks.

I’ll get a pic next time…promise.

OK…let’s get started with the garden tour for this last week in June.

Really?!?!? It’s almost July? OMG!

And what a slow as molasses garden it has been this year…argh.

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The tomatillos are doing well…salsa verde soon I hope.

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The mesclun and romaine lettuce is thriving. YAY…something to eat!

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These two cabbages will be pulled this next week and probably diced and dehydrated.

The pole beans are slow going.  I planted zucchini and crookneck squash in the two mounds under the stakes…just barely coming up now.

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Tomatoes in the foreground / chile pepper in back bed / onions in farther bed.

Everything is so slow...YAWN...except the onions.

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These cucumbers are unhappy with the cool nights and overabundant rain. Bush beans to the left…slow!

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This other bed is planted the same as previous photo…but these cucumbers are close to croaking. Too much water? They look like they’re rotting.

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Some of the parsley is bolting.  I think it’s time to cut some and dehydrate.

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Bush beans look good but growing slowly!

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These are sunflowers I’ll transplant soon…but boy, they should be a foot high by now!

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Here is my Napa Cabbage…bolting!!!!! No cabbage…just flowers! Argh!

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Chile peppers…small but looking OK.

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FEE-FI-FO-FUM…something’s eating my strawberries. And I have bird netting over them. Go figure.

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Toadstools growing on the ground…a new thing this year.

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Meyer lemon tree buds...

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Asparagus!  But I won’t harvest until next year…bummer.

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And finally…the sound of serenity…you gotta have a fountain in the garden :)

See y’all in a few days…enjoy the weekend!