July in the garden

Wow, we went away for a week and came back to a vegetable jungle! The weather was hot and sunny, so luckily my mother came by twice to water, otherwise I think things could have gone very badly wrong. Almost everything is thriving. We had to say goodbye to one of the broad bean plants, which was infected with chocolate spot, and to one of the squash plants, which the fox kept digging up, but other than that, what a bounty!

Here are a few snaps of the garden this month…

July in the garden
Our urban haven
July in the garden
Courgettes in the back, squash in the front. The courgettes should be ready to eat pretty soon!
July in the garden
Tomatoes, basil, lettuce and rosemary. This lettuce is the best stuff I’ve ever planted. We eat it pretty much every day and it never seems to run out.
July in the garden
Grapes!
July in the garden
The first sight of tomatoes on their way out

It’s so exciting to see everything coming together. As well as the tomatoes, courgettes and squash. which aren’t edible yet but are appearing now, we also have strawberries and raspberries in sight. If the raspberries grow fruit this year, I will be over the moon, as I fully expected them to stay fruit free for at least a year.

Over the weekend, we served my parents a salad of lettuce, beetroot, broad beans and carrot, all pulled from the garden that morning! Probably the second most satisfying feeling I’ve had all year (first is, of course, keeping a small person alive for six months solely through the power of my boobs!)

What are you growing? I hope it’s all thriving.

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2 Comments

  1. Carie

    July 9, 2015 at 10:20 am

    It all looks lush! And how wonderful to be able to make a completely home grown salad! My garden isn’t quite there yet but we’re harvesting our first proper veggies with the promise of more to come and it’s all very exciting!

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