Today I look back over the days of June. Lavender harvest was good. I do want to work on that area. Not only get the rock wall installed but I want to enlarge for more lavender. I have the dried stems ready too. I have the storage jars so anytime I can get the blossoms off the stems and ready for Winter use.
Squash bugs are a problem. I am out every day checking for eggs. Think I will do the soapy water spray early in the season. The yellow squash is doing great as is the zucchini. The new growing location is working out, could enlarge it. So far I have not had enough to put up for winter or to share.
Strange year for basil.
I bought more seed so I will keep trying.
There are a few plants but not enough for pesto.
The poppies did well. I have seed for winter sowing and for bread. Overseeding with the zinnas is nice, could do it sooner so when the poppies are finished the zinnas are a bit larger.
June was a dry month, only 2.6 inches of rain for the month. I am watering the beds today. The forecast is for hot and humid, scattered thunderstorms. I can not wait to see if we will get rain, the ground is too dry.
Would be nice if one would ripen up! Tomato sandwiches for the fourth of July would be a grand event!
After reading time I will start getting the lavender into the jars.
Soon I will begin drying strawflowers. They are getting ready.
I have seed to collect too. After July 4th I will stop pinching the mums. Need to get the cole crops planted.
There is always something going on in the gardens.
I think a ground hog is eating the leaves of the green beans. We will rent a large animal trap and relocate ground hog! They like broccoli and so I will want to get him before I plant my seed.
Could be a fine July 1st activity, capture a ground hog day! I will see what my husband thinks of this great idea!