The days, they only get shorter.

I spent much of this evening outside watching Zoe ride around in her “shiny new car,” (its like a year and half old and she still calls it new) and conversing with the neighbors.
With it being the longest day of the year, we took full advantage of the sun. We traded stories of summer camp, and local fishing spots, and who’s got what growing in their garden (I traded two of my Cherokee Purple tomatoes for a few yellow crookneck squash), and spinklers, and weather.

Brandywine and Sweetie ‘maters growing.

Lemon Cucumber

Feverfew blooming amongst the Lamb’s Ear.

In my mind, I still don’t think it’s summer. I mean, I haven’t even started the squash yet. Or transplanted the hyssop or fleabane. I was so fixated on trying to making my tomato plants healthy that everything else seemed to go by the wayside. I never did plant the amount of peppers I wanted too. Sure, there is still time, but most of the space is now dedicated to melons and pumpkins. So where will I put them? Beats me.

Hyssop blooming in the pot I started it from seed in.

As you can see, most of the tomato plants have been pulled. Tossed to the compost pile. I threw some grass clippings in last week and hopefully I can get around to purchasing some cotton burr compost to throw in as well and get everything tilled under. This was the problem with the tomatoes this year. I didn’t build up the soil.

Oregano. Stephanie took some clippings from it few weeks ago to make some marinara sauce.

Can you believe it? I still have gladiolas growing. I know, weird right? This just adds to the confusion in the garden. I see gladiolas and think it’s still late spring.

Habanero peppers glowing in the sunlight.

Happy Solstice!

Comments 2

  1. Misti wrote:

    I put some seeds away that were drying, tomatoes, looked through our seed box and found more squash I didn’t realize we had—tonight I will pull down some beans that are through and start some butternut squash.

    Posted 21 Jun 2012 at 8:13 am
  2. Moosie wrote:

    I can’t believe you have gladiolas blooming either! Wow!

    Posted 13 Jul 2012 at 1:02 pm

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