Wordless Wednesday: Summer Gardening Never Stops

Summer Solstice is almost here. The garden still needs attention, and evidence of the rewards close at hand are everywhere. Time to feed, weed and guide your plants along into summer.

Summer Gardening

Our volunteer watermelon is setting fruit. We fed with compost tea this week to help it a long.

Our volunteer watermelon is setting fruit. We fed with compost tea this week to help it a long.

A ladybug on our volunteer watermelon plant. Nearby borage and cilantro help bring them to the garden.

A ladybug on our volunteer watermelon plant. Nearby borage and cilantro help bring them to the garden.

Blue Beauty tomato shows true blue. We just fed the tomatoes with compost tea.

Blue Beauty tomato shows true blue. We just fed the tomatoes with compost tea.

Glass Gem Popping Corn now has silks. We're setting traps to keep rats from eating the tassels.

Glass Gem Popping Corn now has silks. We’re setting traps to keep rats from eating the tassels.

Late-planted basil is filling in next to tomato plants.

Late-planted basil is filling in next to tomato plants.

Spring lettuces are bolting. Pick before they turn bitter.

Spring lettuces are bolting. Pick before they turn bitter.

Late-spring planted bush beans are just now flowering.

Late-spring planted bush beans are just now flowering.

Summer strawberries are sweet as can be.

Summer strawberries are sweet as can be.

The trick to growing sunflowers: rich soil and over-seeding.

The trick to growing sunflowers: rich soil and over-seeding.

Summer is the time for blackberries. Eat up while they last.

Summer is the time for blackberries. Eat up while they last.

Our Acorn-not-Acorn squash produced like crazy.

Our Acorn-not-Acorn squash produced like crazy.

Hawaiian Black Kabocha Squash takes over.

Hawaiian Black Kabocha Squash takes over.

The garden doesn’t go on vacation even if we do. Give your garden a little love this summer and it will keep going while you’re gone.

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