Make no mistake about it: summer is here! Whoa Nellie is it hot; it’s supposed to be hot all week. My peppers are finally growing noticeably. Raspberries are almost there:
Last year we picked our first raspberries on the 4th, so they’re a bit later (and closer to normal) this year. Another 7-10 days and we should be knee deep in berries.
Asiatic lilies are blooming. Here’s one nestled in some garlic and fennel.
A pumpkin bloom! The pumpkin plants are so big they are starting to take over our deck as evidenced at the bottom of the following picture:
Look at the potato tower (bottom right)! Holy moly! It has wee white flowers at the top.
Other phenology notes for July 4, 2011:
– Strawberries are pretty much done, but we’ll still get alpine strawberries here and there
– Echinacea, asiatic lilies, cucumbers, pumpkins, and tomatoes all blooming
– Couple of green tomatoes coming in
– Garlic is almost done, and so is the first cabbage
Here’s a little wide-angle shot I photoshopped for you, showing the entire garden (click to enlarge):
Things will start changing soon — I plan to pick that large head of cabbage today and start harvesting all the garlic within a week or so. Take a deep breath, here we go!