Welcome to my Sustainable Urban Garden

My garden is a work in progress, always growing and changing within itself.

My gardens include many herbal beds, raised vegetable beds, raised "citrus heights" citrus tree bed, berry beds, fruit trees, grape arbor, rose beds and many perennial flower beds with annuals too. My greenhouse is still in the transformation stage,
as well as some planting areas.
Enjoy your journey through my gardens, I do!

Monday, July 02, 2007

It's July and everything is bursting out

Hi, The garden (all of them) are growing so fast that those that I don't want to be HUGE are in a race with me and my ability to deadhead, prune and weed; as well as mulch, mulch, mulch and water. I was going to get pictures up of the veggies in June. Where did June go?

I still have to get those pictures taken!!!

My mantra this year is Mulch, Mulch, Mulch or mulch 3 times (3 inches) and water once. Your plants will let you know that they really really like this technique. Everything is happy and growing so very well.

In the veggie garden we have eaten, peas, spinach, parsley, brocolli raab, lettuce, onions, zucchini, peppers (mostly anaheim), tomatoes (stupice, bush early girl & roma), nasturiums, eggplant and basil (lots of it).

We have been eating the lemons, grapefruit, loquots, plums, raspberries, and now what is left of the apricots. The figs are starting to fill out and the blackberries are getting close.

Lots going on. Oh, and I have potatoes to harvest and new ones to plant. The vitex tree is huge with bloom and full of honey and native bees. They have been a very loud hum for many weeks now.

And I forgot, the grapes are starting to fill out and crawling everywhere. I am taking an online class on how to control this monster this year. That will be really informative and exciting!

Have to run, but wanted to get an update online.

The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed. --attributed to Mahatma Gandhi

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