Take a tour of our Raised Bed Veggie Garden in July. Check out the summer harvests, how things are growing, and all the garden recipes!
Suddenly it’s the middle of summer and our freezer is so full of berries we are running out of room for much else. Everything else is looking good, except for what looks like some blight on some tomato leaves. We’ve been getting a lot of hot, 85-90° days lately so maybe that’s why.
What’s Growing in the Garden?
Here’s what we’re getting to eat: pea pods, zucchini and yellow crook-neck squash are starting and we’ve been making some cookies , kohlrabi, cauliflower, lettuce, basil, a few green and purple bush beans, kale, Swiss chard, banana peppers, and scallions.
Lots of Berries
Plus LOTS of berries…strawberries, mulberries-started June 23 and haven’t stopped, raspberries-started June 30 and are just getting started, a few black raspberries that popped up around the yard by accident, and a few juneberries on the bushes we planted last year.
Berry picking can be a big job! But I love the outside work of it, and I love having berries on the counter, all over the fridge and in the freezer. We’ve been making lots of Smoothies, putting them on our yogurt with homemade granola, and the kids eat a lot of them for snacks. Telling them to go “pick” their own snacks is a beautiful thing!