around the garden ~ july 21

Inspired by Farmama, here’s what’s happening in our garden this week . . .
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Our first potatoes are coming on strong.  I spent a couple of hours in the rain, hilling them up.
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First scarlet runner bean blossom—I planted these mainly for their flowers, hoping to draw more pollinators to the garden.
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Shelling peas are coming on strong.  I was also glad to see our first nasturtiums (finally!).
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Carrots and green onions will probably all be finished by the end of this week; pulling them out to make room for some (dare I say it?) fall crops that need to be direct sown.
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Speaking of fall plantings, our first ever fall/winter seedlings are off to a robust start (lettuce, kohlrabi, bok choi, to name a few).
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This brings our homegrown blueberry harvest total (to date) to  . . .  three.  Hold your applause, please!
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I spy a tiny broccoli floret, and yes, another green caterpillar.  (And if you look really closely, eggs, too.)
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I also spy a calendula bud,
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multiple zucchini,
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pepper blossoms,
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and our largest tomato (about 1.5 inches); I think she’s an Early Girl.
I’m choosing to ignore the fact that one month into summer, we’re just now having big harvests of our “spring” crops.  I’m thankful for the opportunity and ability to try my hand at growing food, and hoping that more good harvests are still to come.
What’s happening in your garden this week?

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