Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Our July Garden and A Link Up Party

It's time for another garden link-up party! Our garden is in full bloom!  We are enjoying beets, strawberries,  zucchinis, fresh herbs and flowers, and the start of our cherry tomatoes.
We have acorn squash and a mystery squash that are thriving, lots of green tomatoes (3 varieties of heirlooms), raspberries just starting to change color, blackberries that will be ready soon, corn, serranos, jalapenos, a mystery yellow pepper plant, hops starting to flower and grapes that we are anxiously awaiting.

We have had some gardening disappointments this year, like our pickling cucumbers that look straggly and our bush beans that are growing one bean per plant. Most of our potato plants mysteriously died before they even flowered. As I was cleaning them up the other day, we decided to dig around, and found quite a few lovely potatoes that had somehow managed to grow. And they were delicious!

We have been really enjoying watching our pollinator friends work in our garden. I know that bee populations across the United States have been on the decline, but the bees sure seem to be thriving in our yard!

What is planted in your July garden? If you would like to share pictures (of a blog post, flickr, etc.) please link up below! Can't wait to see your gardens!

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  1. Looks wonderful, such an exciting time of year in the garden. Planning a post later in the week, I will link up then :)

  2. Just beautiful! The bees are happy and thriving in our garden too.