Roots and Shoots

Overnight (so it seems), our garden has grown into a jungle. All of the rain we’ve had lately has supercharged roots and shoots providing an abundance of green growth.

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Kitchen Garden

The mystery squash still grows in the kitchen garden. It’s started to take over the carrots and tomatoes so I’ve trimmed it back a bit but I am reluctant to tear it out completely. I don’t know what it is. I have my suspicions that it’s pumpkin, but no confirmation yet.

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Random squash in garden

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Squash taking over the carrots

The amaranth and borage are both flowering providing a beautiful contrast of purple and scarlet.

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Raspberries we transplanted have survived and thrived with the wet conditions in the swales.

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The comfrey we planted last year started to flower and was looking great…but the water got a bit too close and now the leaves are turning brown and wilty. Too much water? I think so.

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The sunflowers and jerusalem artichokes are both climbing higher and higher and have outstripped the boys in height.

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Around front, the rose bushes have started to spread. I found a new rooted bush growing a foot in front of the original bushes.

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And the chicken wars are fully and finally over. Hostilities are at an end and, as long as there is a steady supply of watermelon, the hens have even stopped the dirty looks and squawking.

Our new girls have started laying eggs and we are getting around 10 a day.

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Roots and shoots growing
The bird wars at an end
Flowers and buds are sprouting
To the garden now we tend

One response to “Roots and Shoots

  1. Pingback: The Great Squash Mystery | a pinch of homestead

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