July. One of the best gardening months in the country, right?
Central Texas did not get that memo.
It’s hot out there! Who wants to spend time outside tending to your garden in the middle of the summer when it’s a challenge at times just to walk from your air-conditioned house to your air-conditioned car? Not to mention the mosquitos.
Here in Central Texas we have the luxury of gardening pretty much year round. While the rest of the country is bundled up inside, covered in snow, we’re enjoying prime time in our gardens. So, we’ll take a couple months of fry-an-egg-on-pavement heat.
Since July is a slow time for gardening, we decided to do a joint update post. Both of us are letting you see our garden on a bad day. For our joint update this month, the theme is…the good, the bad, and the ugly.
From Shannon’s Garden:
From Jenni’s Garden:
butternut squash – happy about recent rains
herbs – thyme, sage and lemon sorrel
sagging sunflower – all their energy is being used to develop seeds and they have no strength left to stand up under the hot sun
seen better days swiss chard (top left)
crispy meyer lemon (top right)
diamond in the rough tomato (bottom left)
what happened to the mint? (bottom right)
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