This post is part of a seasonal community sharing series, Grow Together Tuesday. You’ll find posts from myself, and award winning gardener Monika Thiessen, of Prairie Girl Pottery. I love seeing what others are doing in their gardens, and since most of us aren’t neighbors, let’s peek over each other’s virtual fences, be inspired, and learn from one another! Post a link to your weekly garden notes, updates, photos, and more in the comments – any time this week!
Harvest & Garden Mystery
This week’s post will be short and sweet, as we are at the lake for the week. I managed to snap some photos on Sunday before we left. Things are growing like crazy and I can’t wait to get back to harvest and plant more!
There is a forest of dill in the back garden by the apples. We harvested just a bit so far, and will cut more this weekend.
Bee balm / Monarda / Bergamot & Dill
Haskaps / Honey Berries & Strawberries on their way into Strawberry Haskap Chia Jam. Recipe coming soon.
Raised bed of corn, bean, and one row of peas.
Healthy looking corn & beans. There’s also some Minnesota Midget cantaloupe in this bed, as well as a border of beets.
The volunteer lettuce needs to be eaten! It’s going to go to seed soon, I think. There are pods on the peas that need to fatten up.
We planted potatoes so, so late, but they are already making an appearance.
Little grapes adorning the vines.
A long garden in the back has guilds of tomatoes, chard, borage & basil.
Zucchini & carrots. Thought this was a cuke when I planted it in a hurry. Thankfully, there’s a big open space beside it to direct the overflow of goodness into.
Mike found one of these guys in the garden. There are a LOT of pupae that look like this based on my google image search. I think it’s a cutworm, but there were also some types of moths that have pupae that look similar. Any experts out there who want to weigh in?
Luz, playing with some plants.
Cohen gingerly made a rock border around the chickweed patch when he saw that Mike had the mower out in the front yard.
Stinging nettle around the shed, by the raspberries. Correct me if I’m wrong!
Despite its lemony scent, I couldn’t shake the thought that this plant was not lemon balm. Thanks to local wild edibles expert, Laura Reeves, I now know it’s Dragonhead, which is also a wild edible and a member of the mint family along with Lemon Balm. The leaves and flowers make a nice lemony tea, and the seeds are used to treat fever.
The raspberries will debut in a week or so…