The Garden – July 2011
Just finished updating my folia account with the latest happenings in my backyard gardens and thought I’d share the photos here as well since I like to look through these galleries during the cold months 🙂
Vegetable garden mostly growing in bags of potting soil at a friend’s house.
Transplanted tomatoes on their first day in the same backyard garden I used last year at T’s parents’ house.
Transplanted tomatoes on their first day at the other garden. It’s been fun to watch the different growth rates in different gardens.
Backyard II tomatoes a day later, looking a little more comfortable with their transplant.
Some nasturtiums stashed in a pot with datura at the parents’ house.
Pots of sweet peas, cucumbers and basils also coming to live in the backyard where there is more sun.
Baby tomatoes starting to leaf out in backyard II.
Basils in backyard I looking comfortable in their bag. 1 of each variety ended up dying, leaving 2 of each. The lemons look the best — the reds aren’t bad and the Thai basils are just scraggly 🙁
Beans in bags are starting to flower! They’re still not huge — hope the cucumber sharing their bag doesn’t cover them up.
Cucumbers in bags are flowering liberally. These guys are gonna get huge.
Backyard corn patch is growing impressively fast. My friend’s patch, which she planted a couple weeks before me, is already tasseling!
Tomatoes in bags are also flowering liberally. I’m thinking having their rooms in soil kept warm and insulated by the plastic is good for them.
Strangely enough, these basils in pots at backyard II are looking much better than the ones in the bag.
Backyard II cucumbers are in pots and growing a bit slower than the bag ones. This one just started popping out a few flowers.
Backyard II tomatoes are growing at about the same pace as the bag tomatoes, but having started flowering yet. I wonder why?
Potted sweet peas at backyard II are getting very leafy. Their balcony counterparts are scraggly.
Gooseberry bush with fruit at backyard II.
Currant bush with green fruit at backyard II.
Wee baby apples in backyard II.
Thriving stand of raspberries at backyard II — we’ve been picking handfuls every day.
Plenty of rhubarb also at backyard II. I’ve been cutting and freezing a few bags to keep for later in the year.
And yet more currant bushes that should be ready to harvest in a few more weeks.
A pretty honeysuckle vine growing on the house wall 🙂