July’s sudden onset of hot, hot weather is just what the doctor ordered for southern Albertan gardens! The weeds are also thriving; if you are keen you may notice purslane shows up in quite a few shots. Check out this post to learn about how you can eat it and to get a better overall look at my garden! Below are a few shots of ye ‘ol urban homestead:
Asparagus Peas: something new for our garden this year, apparently these beautiful crimson flowers eventually turn into odd-looking beans that taste like asparagus!
Ground Cherries- these little lovelies were grown from seed back in late winter. They are cousin to tomatoes and tomatillos, and by the end of the summer, should have a sweet fruit ready inside!
Ildi Tomatoes- these are a yellow grape tomato... looking forward to eating some in the next couple weeks! Also grown from seed earlier this year.
Potatoes in Bloom: there are probably little nuggets just waiting to be devoured underground.. nothing better than fresh potatoes! We have 11 potato plants total, mostly red and a few yellow
Cabbage- I'm a little worried about my row of cabbage. I have never yet grown cabbage without it getting attacked by cabbage worms/butterflies. This year I tried netting, but it appears its not fine enough and the cabbage butterflies are still getting through. Hopefully I can tackle this by doing some squishing.
Strawberries- planted last year, the strawberries have really taken off this year. so yummy!
There’s so many things growing & thriving right now it’s hard to include it all. My west-facing front yard is abundant with many of the drought-tolerant flowers I planted last year including lavender and this: (I can’t remember the name)
Hope you are enjoying July- what’s thriving in your garden?