End of June Vegetable Garden Visit

Welcome to the second 2016 visit to my vegetable garden—all photos were taken in the last days of June.  I can’t show every angle so I select shots that I think may be of interest.  June was a dry month and I thought growth was slow.  Yet when I compared pictures from this time last year, I discovered that some parts of the garden are farther along.  I need patience and gained perspective.

I start with the beans.  The tall bamboo poles (on my blog masthead) are a statement of growth.  I love how pole bean vines wind upwards.

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The zucchini plant is growing rapidly.  In the bottom left corner: yellow dill umbrella flowers and a single calendula flower bloom.  In the upper right corner: bean plants.

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Here is a closeup of a calendula flower between the garlic plants.  About five years ago, I planted dill and calendula—they have self-seeded ever since.

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The cucumber plants are growing:

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Peppers are starting to show.  They emerge from tiny star flowers.

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Pepper flower

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I harvested three beets today.

Peas emerge from delicate white flowers.  They are flourishing and will be finished soon.

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Vegetables that didn’t make it to this photo post are winter squash, onions, spinach, lettuce, and broccoli (a story in itself).  Thanks for visiting!

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39 thoughts on “End of June Vegetable Garden Visit

  1. Healthy and vibrant looking.
    I would like to invite you to my online blog party going on right now. The link is titled, Let’s cook up a party. Hope you can drop in and connect with other bloggers. Regards

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    1. Thanks 🙂 some vines ‘misbehave’ and go wandering elsewhere for something to attach to but it really seems like a miracle how often they’ll get down to winding up a pole.

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  2. What a great variety of veggies, I was going to plant a garden in our community patch this year, but I will be away during August, so passed, I am going to miss it. Happy Harvest to you.

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  3. It’s so hard not to envy your green fingers Janice ! Bravo on your amazing garden. I have managed to grow two big rhubarb plants and a gooseberry bush. I have blueberry bush in a container. How lovely to have fresh cucumber and peppers. They must taste so much better than what we’re used too from the supermarket. Hope you have a nice weekend. (I’m pinning this to my Pinterest board for others to get some inspiration !)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the garden. Everything I do isn’t successful but I am lucky to have the time and space to experiment and experience some success. The peppers, for example, are a new kind for me .. it’ll be interesting to see how they do in the end. Also, I get my seeds from an organic grower not too far away–this increases the odds that the plants will survive in my growing conditions. One thing that is missing from my garden is fruit… I’ve dreamed of blueberries… Maybe one day.

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  4. Wow, your vegetable garden is amazing. Such a great array of vegetables. Are they for yourselves or do you sell/give some away? Interesting to see the pepper plant as I’m trying to grow some this year – plants flourishing but no flowers. Not a good sign then…

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Maybe your pepper flowers will show…they could be at an earlier stage of growth. So far the produce has been for us, but I do keep an eye on where donations can be made in case there is overflow.

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  5. I too envy your green thumb. I have tried several times over my 73 years on this earth to plant a garden. It was always a disaster. I do however admire folks who have the ability to do so.
    My parents were great at gardening, we had a veggie garden every summer, and two peach trees that gave fourth delicious peaches. All of my siblings (there are, or were six of us) had green thumbs and can grow just about anything, but none of them ever had a book published. I did.
    I do love your garden, and envy the fact that you have the talent of writing as well.
    I do have an ‘air plant’ that is still alive, and hopefully it will survive. :o)

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    1. There are so many factors that affect success in a garden…the gardener is only one small factor…sometimes I think things flourish despite what I do…you have been successful in tending your writing talent, allowing it to flourish and publishing…quite an accomplishment 🙂

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      1. I live in the city – no garden – only a balcony but not enough light to grow anything successfully so I love look at photos of other people who can successfully grow veggies and all sorts. 🙂

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      2. I lived in spaces with no balconies for many years but was fascinated by a friend’s background veggy garden. Finally I got a chance to try my own.. maybe an opportunity will come up for you some day (sunnier balcony, yard, or nearby community garden)….

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    1. I never have a total success but this year was extra challenging with little rain and lots of heat. Still there has been enough to be happy about. Each growing season is a new adventure. 🙂

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    1. I found dill much easier to grow than lavender and thyme…of course it depends on your conditions. If you let some of the dill flowers go to seed fresh sprouts will come up on their own in the spring. Dill makes a great companion for many vegetables. Definitely worth a try 🙂

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