Garden as the summer heat hits


As we hit mid July and the heat in the Willamette valley starts to go up we look at my little garden.  Some has done surprisingly well for how early it is still.  The corn is mammoth for how early it is.  I always remember my Grandfather saying that knee high by the 4th of July was the goal.  Mine was 6 feet tall by then.  The only thing that is not doing well is my cannary melon.  It is barely growning.  But it looks nice and healthy just very small.

Dinnerplate Dahlia
Dinnerplate Dahlia
Pole bean pyramid.  Great way for large amounts of beans in a small area
Pole bean pyramid. Great way for large amounts of beans in a small area
Brandywine tomatoes are  getting bigger slowly.  Lots of them growing
Brandywine tomatoes are getting bigger slowly. Lots of them growing
Banana peppers looking good.  large enough for a stir fry now
Banana peppers looking good. large enough for a stir fry now
Mulch growing potatoes look great.  already big enough to start harvesting for dinner
Mulch growing potatoes look great. already big enough to start harvesting for dinner
Yellow pom pom dahalia
Yellow pom-pom dahlia
One of Staci's purple coneflowers
One of Staci’s purple coneflower
My freakshly big corn.  Some are almost 12 feet tall.  Last year they were maybe 8 feet tall at the most.
My freakishly big corn. Some are almost 12 feet tall. Last year they were maybe 8 feet tall at the most.

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