Do you guys remember that I tilled up a new veggie garden spot this year? I was looking at it this afternoon (in the sweltering heat) and I thought you'd like to see what it looks like now so I took a few photos. You know it's hot when just taking photos makes the sweat run down your back!
Actually I really want to show you my oats! I'm so excited!
I've got oats!! I like to experiment with at least one new thing each season and this year I decided to try to grow some grain. I chose hulless oats. Now I've got to find my research and figure out when and how to harvest them!
I thought it would be taller like wheat I guess. That's the oats behind this scarecrow (I got all my scarecrows at Goodwill). Doesn't this one look like he's trying to escape!
That's corn behind this one. I think it's looking pretty good! It loves the heat.
We planted some wildflower, zinnia and pumpkin seeds around the outside. I also planted some nasturtium seeds last week. I thought it would be fun to add some edible flowers to our salad. In the other two spaces in this garden I planted small pie pumpkins and carrots (they're not up yet).
Lots of things are almost ready to eat!
Blackberries. You know I pulled that juicy black one off and stuffed it in my mouth! So yummy!
This is the way we protect our blueberries from the birds. These are our two largest bushes. This is just PVC piping used as a frame and then we put bird netting around that and hold it down with some wood. If we didn't do this we'd never get any berries! Those birds are clever. Every now and then we find one that's smart enough to get in!
All the tomato plants have tomatoes! I can't wait. If you only grow one thing grow your own tomatoes! There's truly no comparison with store bought ones. They do very well in pots if you don't have space for a veggie garden.
Sadly there aren't too many grapes this year. I don't think they liked our very wet spring.
That's just some of what we have growing this year! I'm off to try to make some freezer jam! I'll let you know how it works out!
P.S. I changed the settings on my camera and now my pictures seem to open larger when you click on them.