Backgarden Update


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Well, it’s been awhile since I updated the blog, and even longer since I mentioned the backgarden. I planted it late, on June 17th.

Here’s what it looks like today.

Garden behind the fence

Yes, my corn is very short. But is does have ears growing. I’m not sure they’ll have long enough to ripen before the first frost though. The summer squash, zucchini, spaghetti squash, and pumpkins are all growing. I have harvested a few summer squash and zucchini so far but that’s about it. The sunflowers have been growing like crazy this month and one has finally opened up. Yay!


These are Mammoth Grey Sunflowers from Baker Creek. The heads aren’t huge, but I did plant them very late. These have been one of the most exciting garden plants because of how quickly and tall they have grown. I was planning on bagging the tops so we could have the seeds but I’m not sure how I’m going to get up there!


This is a Connecticut Field Pumpkin. It’s a bit oddly shaped, I think because I have been moving it and turning it. I had to move it back closer to the fence before the field was mowed so that it wouldn’t get chopped up, and then I started worrying that it would rot on the ground side. So I’ve been turning it here and there.



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