Six on Saturday – July 14, 2018

Summer is in full force and the gardens are starting to show life. The heat-loving vegetables are struggling, but with the warmer temperatures, I hope that they will improve. Potatoes, carrots, herbs and onions are doing great. Dandelions, buttercups and other unwanted weeds are thriving.

My first attempt at growing potatoes.

Peas in a circular planter made from a hollowed piece of hardwood.

Rascal cooling off in the raised garden bed with the yellow beans.

Cucumbers are just starting to grow.

Plenty of bees and dandelions in the yard.

Buttercups have appeared everywhere in the last couple of weeks.

To see what other gardeners are sharing for  Six on Saturday visit The Propagator.


DIY – Hanging Basket Support

In addition to the raised garden beds I decided to grow some vegetables in containers and flower baskets that I got for free at the garden center. I am not sure if the baskets will work for vegetables, but the only way to find out is to give it a try. So, I made a hanging basket support using recycled material in five easy steps. I gathered the material from the lumber scrap pile, otherwise it would have cost about $30 to build. The cement blocks do not match, so I will be on the lookout for a matching block. The center basket has cucumbers, the one on the left has tomatoes and the last one has hot peppers.