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Dog Days of Summer

It is indeed the dog days of summer. Our temperatures have been over 100 for the past five days and are to continue throughout this week.  I am dreaming of cool, crisp days… but,  I spent this past weekend,  pulling up my bug-infested purple hull pea vines and spent tomato plants. I also took out all of the bean vines I had planted.  I got one batch of  haricot vert beans and a few pinto beans early in the summer.  After that, they gave up.  The only thing my butter bean vine produced was leaves.  sigh.   But all is not lost, my ground cherry plants are really starting to rev up,

This is what I have collected so far.  I need a whole lot more for jam. but I still have quite a bit of fruit on the plants so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

My lemon cucumbers are taking over this area of my side yard.

My pumpkin vines are growing with itty bitty pumpkins forming.  How cute is that?

And then there are the peppers…

Would you like a few?

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How does your garden grow?

The garden is in full swing.  I can’t believe it has been a month since I posted.  Here is what is growing or just finished growing (potatoes) so far.

Tomatoes – three varieties, Potatoes – two varieties, Peppers – three varieties, green beans, pinto beans, speckled butter beans, lemon cucumbers, purple hull peas, swiss chard, Jack Be Little pumpkins, basil – two varieties, lemon verbena, lemon balm, oregano, lavender, parsley, salad burnet, thyme, germander, and tarragon.

peas, basil, tomatoes, parsley in back, chives, lemon balm, salad burnet.


lemon cucumbers.


pumpkins.  Well, at least a bloom which will hopefully become a pumpkin.

peppers – anaheim, bell, pepperoncini.  The anaheim have been very prolific.


purple hull peas.

lemon verbena.

I have a dear, sweet friend whom I have never met in person.  Amazing, isn’t it?  She lives in Canada and we email, facebook and mail packages back and forth across the border.  She is an amazing person and has a truly pure spirit, if you know what I mean.  She has sent me amazing gifts – REAL Maple Syrup, cookbooks, chocolate, picture frames – you see what I’m talking about.  Well, this last pkg. was all about gardening.  See for yourself.

which I promptly hung my hat on … ( I had been looking for something for just this very thing.

and she also sent these cuties

Thank you, Josee’, my dear sweet friend.

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