We have gone back to our NORMAL west coast weather this year (finally!) and as a result there has been more moisture falling from the skies, more lawn mowing and much lest forest fire scare out here on the island. By this time last year I was fearful for the forests around my home and praying for rain. This year's off-again-on-again rainfall patterns have decidedly not been falling. in my favour, and as a result my outdoors projects are much slower to completion. Again, because I try to be a glass-half-full girl, I have had less watering to do and as a result of the optimal conditions, MOST of my garden has been growing REALLY well.
As at my last post in May, I'd just planted my corn, onions, tomatoes, carrots, and beans. I'm having a slow grow with the bed that the onions, carrots and Health Kick tomatoes are in. I have started feeding them all, but I think the soil that I have in that bed (which is ALL new potting soil) had very little in the way of nutrient in it and so that bed is still looking very much as it did in May. The rest of the plants, including the apple tree and grapes (which I pretty much ignore and they grow astonishingly well) and the Damson Plum tree (which has now made its official comeback - and HOW!) are HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!
So, for the record, here is today's gratuitous garden gallery (like the alliteration there? tee hee)
|Damson Plums - ripe and ready for the picking|
|Grapes will be giving a bumper crop soon too|
and yes, I need to replace the shed!
|Just a few of the grape bunches I will be working with|
|This is the bed that is not growing as I had hoped|
This fall I will deep compost and plant a cover crop
|Cherry tomato plants that are VERY happy|
|Corn - higher than the eye can see - and already|
starting to show tassles!
|A pretty green place!|