|Chamomile, Chamaemelum mobile, in the herb garden|
As you may know, if you have been following this blog, I plant my vegetables in raised beds, containers, grow boxes, and a lasagna bed because of the proximity of a walnut tree. Walnut trees poison the soil with juglone, killing many vegetable plants such as tomatoes.
The kitchen garden is surrounded by a picket fence and pasture fencing. It is adjacent to the lower cornfield ... see how high the corn is now...
|Four raised beds 4ft x8ft each.|
|The border along the picket fence is planted with perennials|
|Three tomatoes in containers next to the potting shed|
So what is blooming in the kitchen garden on this July Bloom Day?
|Pole bean, Scarlet Runner|
The boys love playing inside the tepee, and snacking at their little table.
We are enjoying the zucchinis. The plants are loaded with big, yellow blossoms, so we expect a bumper crop.
|Squash, Sweet Zuke|
I slice a zucchini and toss it in olive oil in a skillet, just adding ground pepper. It is delicious, but HH can't wait for me to make his favorite zucchini bread.
|Future zucchini bread?|
|Cucumber, Burpless Beauty|
|These will be in cucumber sandwiches made with dill butter|
The bush bean blossoms are not so dramatic.
|Bush Bean, Bonanza|
I am very nervous about my tomatoes as late blight has been seen in the Northeast. I lost all of them last year to the blight. I am growing three varieties this year. This one is the most advanced so far ...
|Sweet Pepper, Big Bertha|
|Lettuce, Heatwave Blend|
|Marigold, Happy Days|
|Nasturtium, Dwarf Jewel. Edible as well as beautiful|
|Purple Cone Flower, Echinacea Purpurea|
|Coral Bells, Heuchera|
I see many butterflies, including these swallowtails, in the kitchen garden ...
|Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus|
|Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes|
The owl works a little too well, because it really annoys the crows. They squawk and swoop down, 'dive bombing' the poor creature.
I thank Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day on the 15th of each month. Don't forget to visit her blog to see flowers from all around the world. Thank you, dear gardening friends, for allowing me use this forum to showcase my kitchen garden.
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