Sunday, July 3, 2011

Garden Updates, July 3rd, 2011

It's been HOT! Summer has really kicked in! Happy 4th of July everyone!

Corn and Bush Bean bed is doing well, except for todays blazing temps. 97F!
Scorched bean leaf
Kyohou grapes turning color
Here you can see Swiss Chard(they are shaded half the day by the Kumamoto Mandarin tree and seem to love it that way), Carrots & Onion Bed, Sweet Potato and Okra bed (with Marigolds), Pepper Bed, and a corner of the Pumpkin & Corn bed. You can also see the Valencia Orange, Fig and Kumquat tree against the back wall.
Sunflower seeds are forming, it's amazing to think 1 sunflower seed can make hundreds!
Taro plant has taken root well and is sending up new leaves
Chinese Yam vine ( Cinammon Vine; Dioscorea Batatas) starting to climb the trellis, can't wait for the tiny "air" potatoes!
close up on the Pumpkin & Corn bed
Eggplants and Pepper Bed doing pretty good
We are always incredibly amazed at the prodigious productivity of this little fig tree!
The volunteer Tomato is also incredibly productive!
Here's a close up on the carrot + onion bed
Sweet Potato, Okra and Marigold bed
The Burdock are suffering from severe damage... :-(  It seems this bed (the one in the former pond) is a difficult one to maintain. Always something wrong. We lost all the echinacea seeds, the carrots had root-knot nematodes (we sprayed organic wild sesame seed oil: Dragon-Fire SSP and that resolved the problem)
Adjacent to the Burdock bed is thriving! Here's the Edible Canna (Canna Edulis) I grew from seed. Behind it on the right is the Oca (Oxalis Tuberosa), on the right of that is a Kidney Bean plant, and behind it are Edible Chrysanthemum. To the left is a Pelagornium.
Mango! I think our *hope* is growing!
White Sapote we grew from seed. Behind it are the Thornless Blackberry

1 comment:

BLD in MT said...

As usual, your garden inspires me and blows me away.