LOOKIN' OUT MY BACK DOOR

Sweet peas & poppies

In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. ~ Aldo Leopold ~

It’s truly one of the many miracles in life to watch a garden grow. Everyday a new surprise awaits you when you go outside…

The last couple of days we have been busy planting for a late summer flush of crops, like tomatoes, cucumbers, summer and winter squashes, beans, corn, and summer greens. Summer greens?  By that I mean, slow bolting lettuces, green-leafed amaranth, purslane, mustard, malabar spinach, chard, bull’s blood beet, purple goosefoot, red aztec spinach, etc.

The heat is pretty brutal here in the summer so on the north-west side of the house we have set up a little protected area from the hot sun. There we keep the cresses, arugula and other “tender” greens to keep them growing throughout the summer months.

Shade garden along the house
Like to learn more about growing salad greens in the summer? Then check out thisinformative thread from GardenWeb

Weather Report: Pleasant.

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