More Summer Content

Don’t worry, there’ll be some more serious content soon, and for once it’s good news. But for now, let me take you on a tour of the garden. This year, somehow, growing the seedlings on my window sill didn’t work. Don’t ask me why, but there’s no peppers this year. The tomatoes are way behind schedule. But we’ll see how it works out.

Let’s start with the potatoes:

Beet with potatoe plants

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This looks more dense than it is, I think for the future, the beet can sustain twice the amount of plants.

Next: peas

Beet with pea plants

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I planted sugar snaps and normal peas, though the latter were disappointing, too. They’re strictly for snacking, something the kids greatly appreciate. They’re mostly done now, so I plante a courgette in between. We may possibly drown in courgettes come a few weeks.

Beet with tomatoe plants

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As you can see, the tomatoes are still too small. The metal boughs are leftovers from the old trampoline so i can cover them should it rain too much.

beet with corn, beans and squash

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And a “three sisters planting”, this year hopefully with the right kind of beans. Again, I tried to pregrow my corn, and then when it didn’t take off I just sowed more outdoors.  Those plants are much stronger now than the few pregrown.

That was the “serious” gardening, now for the fun part: Flowers!

Purple mallow plants

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I always throw a few hands of flower seeds on the wild side of the garden. Last year, there were a few purple mallows. This year there are a lot of purple mallow plants. I love them.

Red lilies

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Lilies, I think. I know I planted them last year, but too late to bloom. They’re so pretty.

And last but not least, the Hollyhock. I love hollyhock. I planted those last year as well, the need two years anyway. Let’s just hope that they’ll just reseed themselves like the mallow.

Red hollyhock flower

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Pink hollyhock flower

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Black hollyhock flower

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  1. says

    I envy you the corn. I have pregrown mine, but they are small and sickly-looking. The beans are promising though, this year they grow like mad and some plants are over 2 m in height already.

    You do have some lovely flowers in your garden!

  2. Jazzlet says

    I love hollyhocks!

    Our potatoes are coming along nicely, the alliums are rather hit and miss, and the peas and beans rather tardy, we’ll see what we get in the end, but I suspect it will be snacking quantities rather than meal quantities. Good thing we both love raw peas.

  3. Tethys says

    The garden looks great! Your corn looks quite a bit taller than “knee high by the 4th of July” as the folk saying goes. I hope you get a nice harvest from it. The black hollyhocks are one of my favorite flowers. Sadly, they are a favorite of the evil Japanese beetles, so they didn’t reseed last year. I believe the gorgeous red lily is a bulb called Crocosmia or Montbretia. It’s a member of the iris family, with similar swordlike foliage.

  4. avalus says

    Uhhh, I love the black malve! Hollyhock! What a fun word xD
    Wild gardenparts are always nice when they burst into flowers.
    Good luck with the zucchini and maize. My tomatoes took their sweet time as well, before then finally exploding, so I hope the same goes for yours.

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