Summer Garden Update

| September 6, 2014 | 2 Replies

Summer Garden Update, the latest episode of “Late Bloomer” reveals a front yard that’s loaded with food plants. The parkway exploded from “Planting a Parkway Food Forest.” From corn and quinoa, to tomatoes, Kabocha squash, tomatillo and beans, there’s lots going on in early July.

Summer Garden Update - Parkway

Kaye’s Parkway Food Forest in July

Don’t have room for a back yard food garden? Use your front lawn! Grow food, not lawns.

Summer Garden Update - Quinoa

Quinoa self-seeded in the Back 40 corn patch

Three years of soil building, turning my hard clay soil into productive, rich compost has certainly helped turn this late bloomer gardener into one with a green thumb. At least, that’s what my neighbors tell me! You can order seed for these popular French fillet beans here.

Summer Garden Update - Haricot Vert Beans

Haricot Vert Beans harvested from the parkway

Have I conquered pest issues? Well, tune into upcoming episodes to find out! Thanks for reading, watching and sharing. And don’t forget to subscribe! If you are just starting out, download my FREE ebook “10 Steps to a Great First Garden,” through this website. Happy gardening! – Kaye


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  1. Bruce wittler says:

    You have a great passion. We share that passion for our garden. You don’t find too many ladies these days that want to do what your doing. I commend you for that. You are doing a tremendous job with the space you are working with. I sense you you are especially drawn to raising tomatoes as I am too. I never ate a tomatoes until I was 50 years old and now I am obsessed with growing them. My garden is approx. 2 acres. It is is almost too much at times as I find myself pulling weeds much of the time. Bruce from w. Central illinois.

    • Thank you so much, Bruce! I’ve loved tomatoes all my life, having had both grandparents nearby and with big gardens. We get lots of issues here in this microclimate near the ocean, so it’s challenging, but, I had great tomatoes this year in spite of the issues (mainly powdery mildew). Thanks so much for your kind words and for your support. Can’t imagine what I would do with 2 acres, having only about 300 square feet for edibles. I was just in TN at my sister’s place and this year’s garden was washed out, and replaced with weeds as far as the eye could see. Overwhelming and you’d have to bushhog it, no way you could pull them by hand. I’m glad I don’t have to deal with that! I look forward to seeing some of your tomato photos! Are you on Google+? – Kaye

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