Six on Saturday July 29

The gardens are changing fast as the daylilies fade away, but there are still things that bring a smile today.  This late, double-flowered soft peach daylily is becoming one of my favorites.  Daylily Dbl pink compressed  The bounty from the potager increases daily.   Starting page 6 of my harvest log this week certainly made me smile:Harvest journal 7-29-17  The pounds are adding up quickly, well over 200 already.  A heavy item, this mini-melon was the first of the season and was delicious combined with freshly picked strawberries and blackberries.  Berries & melon 7-29-17 Here’s Friday’s harvest: 4 kinds of tomatoes, 3 varieties of peppers, two mini melons, some cukes and a Ronde d’Nice squash.  (Goes nicely to the 12 Days of Xmas tune!)  I’d picked all the beans and beets canned them on Thursday.  I also canned all the cipollini onions earlier in the week.  One day's harvest 7-29-17 Isn’t that worth a smile?  And, I picked the first bouquet from the new Cutting Garden, which was just planted the end of June, so that’s making me happy.  You know how hard it was for me to cut flowers from the “real” gardens but I have no qualms about cutting from the Cutting Garden out back.  CG first bouquet compressed  However, there was someone else merrily cutting flowers in the Cutting Garden as well.  No arrests yet, but I took this photo for evidence.  Definitely no smiles for this oneGomp critter cut compressed  And that’s six things for this Saturday.  Thanks to The Propagator for suggesting this meme.  It does spur me into taking time to photograph!

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About carolee

A former professional herb and lavender grower, now just growing for joy in my new potager. When I'm not in the garden, I'm in the kitchen, writing, or traveling to great gardens.
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8 Responses to Six on Saturday July 29

  1. bcparkison says:

    What kind of vitamins do -you- take? Goodness you are one busy gardener. But it all look and sound delish.

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  2. This is wonderful. Good stuff.

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  3. An abundant harvest! I find I get overwhelmed by veggies as the summer goes on. You must do a lot of canning and freezing!

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  4. carolee says:

    Yes, I do, but I love it. When I was 10, my mother enrolled me in 4-H food preservation and sewing, and I’ve been grateful all my life, even though there were some years in my “city days” that there was not much to preserve. Now that I’m semi-retired, I’m really enjoying having time to do lots of preserving, growing new crops, and trying new recipes. Thanks for reading.

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  5. Flowergarden.ka says:

    Beautiful bouquet! What are the reddish flowers, almost fuzzy looking? I, too, have had mysterious flower thieves–they keep chewing off my gladiola stems!

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    • carolee says:

      I think you may be asking about gomphrena…ball-shaped? They are actually orange, but you can get seed for them in white, pink, magenta and lavender. They are an excellent drying flower, too. Annual. Seed requires darkness for germination.

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  6. Thank you for sharing! I had knee replacement surgery in June. My garden this year consists of 8 tomato plants in a raised bed. The whole garden spot will soon be planted to a fall cover crop. As any gardener knows…there is always next year! Perhaps that comes from being a Cleveland Browns fan? IDK…LOL

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    • carolee says:

      So, use this time as a rest & plan respite. Look through catalogs and make wish-lists. Redesign those problem areas while you actually have time to just sit and LOOK! Planting a cover crop is an excellent strategy, and you can hit the ground running next season. Thanks for reading!

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