The garden has really started to blossom as summer is coming into full force here in our dry hot hole in Oregon. The hemp rolls have proved to be even more useful than we initially thought…..guess its a good thing we have hundreds of feet of it!
It has been used as fencing, as the trellis line and as shade cloth to shield the plants from the scorching afternoon sun.
I am also considering making a dress out of it. I think it will be pleasantly breezy and have a nice swag look to it……much like the kilt that Kevin desperately wants to own. I do lots of adventures…..but I draw the line at kilts….and eating snails. Blegh. To both of them.
I don’t care if they are considered delicacies or that you want to connect with your inner German….they are gross. I find kilts to be on par with butt flaps that natives wear. Yes I said it….butt flaps.
Ah, I digress.
The greenhouse is up and running.
In other news there are loads of baby plants growing and popping up everywhere.
Beans and Cucumbers are showing their little heads
I feel like a plant mother….just call me Mother Earth.
This is our first baby yellow squash!
Just popped out this morning! Luckily one of the male flowers was still holding on for dear life and I popped him off the plant and hand pollinated the cute little momma flower. She closed right up within the next hour and appears very happy.
At Kevin’s urging I decided to purchase a couple new additions to the garden that I was unable to get to grow or didn’t even try to start. I picked up a couple bell pepper plants, including one called the MexiPepper! I am anticipating short, brown peppers with the ability to make beautiful hand thrown tortillas! Ariba!
Equally exotic I found a beautiful lemon cucumber who apparently fruits these pretty little things:
And a couple burpless cucumbers have rounded out what was becoming a rather sad looking cucumber plot. With the addition of the new babies that have been peeking out it should be looking lush quite soon!
This morning I repotted the basil into one of the pots up by the house and tucked the sage into the soon to be overflowing bucket with the thyme, oregano and rosemary.
Pictures to follow!