It is simply unbelievable that the end of June 2012 is here. Our little Italian garden is plugging away though we’re dealing with many more pests than we have had in recent years.
Slugs slaughtered our first group of lettuce. I’m hoping that having these in the whiskey barrel will help protect them. Maybe the pinwheel will help, too.
I spy with my little eye, something red and tasty. Soon. Very soon.
This year we’re mainly growing tomatoes with canning in mind. We have a few onions, melon and peppers thrown in for good measure. Next year we’ll expand.
The girls are getting nice and big. There is some thought that we may have at least one rooster which we are not up for so chicken dinner may be on the menu soon. In happier news, the eggs should start appearing in August.
We have tons of fruit trees. Lots of pears, kumquats and persimmons are in our future. Of course I have no idea what to do with kumquats or persimmons. The neighbors say they make good wine. Hmm…
The roses continue to bloom and the hydrangea is thriving. I added a bit of sunshine to the front door and hope to get some window boxes planted.
Here’s to a colorful and delicious July!