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!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Our July Garden and A Link-Up

Our garden has exploded over these past few weeks! It's full of blossoms and new growth, and it is amazing to watch it change every day.
We normally have fairly mild summers, but this year it has been quite warm. Most days in the past couple weeks have been over 90 degrees F, and I have found that now, instead of battling slugs and powdery mildew, we have new issues. Namely aphids, and something that is harming our squash. We have already gotten quite a few zucchini off of our plants, but we also have several types of winter squash and cucumbers planted as well. We keep getting fruit that starts to grow and then begins to rot almost as soon as it forms. I am guessing we have some sort of a soil fungus, but haven't yet had time to investigate it further. Any thoughts?
So, what are we growing? We are currently harvesting blackberries, basil, heirloom tomatoes, hot peppers, zucchini, strawberries, and kale. We are eagerly awaiting grapes, green beans, beets, potatoes and winter squash.
More than anything, I like to sit outside and watch the bees. At any point on a sunny day, we will have 20-30 bees in our tiny garden. They are so busy and so very beautiful.

Do you have a garden? Would you like to share it with me? Please join the link up below!!!

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  1. Red tomatoes..lucky you! We are patiently waiting for ours to turn red. Things are good here, enjoying food from the backyard every day and trying to stay on to of the bugs :)

  2. Great pictures - I particularly like the last one with the bee!