I’m probably not the only one who stands in front of the calendar wondering where the month of June went to. My kids were exclaiming that they only have two months of summer vacation left – and I could tell were feeling panicked by it!
Our month of June was spent preparing for and hosting out-of-state company. I have quite a few pictures that I hope to put up on the blog soon.
But for now, here are the gardens of the Shoe in June!
For Idaho, my corn is doing pretty good. For Indiana, it would be doing really sad. But it is growing fast, although we have to water it often in this dry heat.
Speaking of heat . . . we are supposed to see almost 100 degrees this weekend!
These are my greenhouse tomatoes. Or half of them – the other half I couldn’t get in the picture. I will have to say that tomatoes in Idaho LOVE a greenhouse! And I am having fun playing in it.
Our strawberries are almost finished for the season. Tomorrow will probably be one of our last pickings and we hope to use them on top of homemade ice cream!
I found raspberries turning red!
These are the little things that make me grin.
When my sister, Krista, was here, she showed me a couple hollyhocks growing wild. These were plants that I thought were weeds gone crazy! There was only greenery, so no flowers yet, and one of the hollyhocks was growing under our porch. I would continually mow the thing off – all the time wondering what what kind of mega weed it was.
Since she is into hollyhocks, she helped me dig them up and replant them in the berry patch. They look a little sad in this picture, but hopefully some water and fertilizer will keep them alive!
My broccoli plants are so pretty! Even with a few holes in the leaves. Broccoli is one vegetable that is easy to grow in Idaho – plus we love it.
This is the kids pea row. I planted it simply for them to eat fresh! They like to go out to the garden and eat them straight out of the pods.
Now why can’t my cucumber plants look that nice?
Some of you will look at that picture and probably think it’s a piddly little row of green beans.
But I am sort of proud of that piddly little row since I have struggled to get my green beans to grow this year. I have planted 3 different times! Maybe some of you have an idea for me next year. I use Jade green bean seeds from Berlin Seed and I do not soak them before planting. Last year, I had to plant twice and this year at least 3 different times I put seeds in the ground – maybe even more. So some plants are from the first, second and third plantings and at various heights.
I think I’ll have to hang up my career of planting Jades and maybe go with Strike next year.
We have broccoli, cabbage, and brussel spouts growing beautifully. And then some miniature pepper plants at the end of the row that are also struggling to live this year.
This is my tallest tomato plant outside of the greenhouse.
I have 17 tomato plants in the ground this year. 🙂 No, I am not overly greedy. Ok, so fine. Maybe just a little bit greedy.
And some of our tomato plants are already showing green tomatoes!
I love geraniums. Especially pink ones.
Behold the mighty hunter who protects my cherry trees from birds with ferocious appetites!
So far, he has shot seven birds.
From the look on his face, number eight must have gotten away.
Our cherries are ready and we picked 50 pounds the other evening – off of only one tree!
And what is summer without petunias?!