July Mid-Month Meanderings: Edible Garden Tour!

I’ve been a bit MIA.

As I’ve said, our garden was on the West Seattle Edible Garden Tour over the weekend.  So we had a lot of primping, prepping  and stuff to get done.

It was a fantastic day with so many lovely and interesting visitors.  We are guessing that we had between 80-100 visitors.  It was really great to share the transformation of the yard and meet some of the readers (hi!).

Did you miss it?  I’ll take you on a virtual garden tour (and this months Mid-Month Meanderings).  If you want to see how it has progressed over the year check here, here, here, here, or here.  It is pretty amazing to look back at February and see how much has grown!

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

The U-shaped raised beds from the un-decorated edge & our re-purposed ladder-bean trellis

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

The raised beds from the other side with mosaics, the trellis & nasturtiums. You can make out the tomato cages also.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Pumpkin? Tomato? You decide! But cool mosaic eh?

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

The base of the ladder-bean trellis. The beans are a bit puny yet, but it is the 3rd & 4th sowing due to the slugs. I made the collars around them with PVC pipe I had on hand and copper tape. Seems to have worked!

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Borage...so pretty! A fave of the bees and the people. And the gin.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

A different view of the raised beds over toward the aspens and little patio

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Corn mosaic. I'm telling you fun! It also might be the only corn we get this year...

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Aren't shallots pretty?

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Kale, sunflowers, garlic, squash & asparagus

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Summer squash- we have a variety. Also somewhat puny due to 'sluggage'.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

First tomato! Early Siletz

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Cucumbers that I had to get as starts because the slugs at all that I grew from seed. Boo.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Mmmm, blueberries.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

A side bed with strawberries, corn, itsy bitsy cauliflower, kohlrabi & beans.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Come on corn! You can do it! Small still, but healthy.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

My first kohlrabi! My grandpa always grew kohlrabi. I don't know if his got munched on like this though.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Sorrel, tarragon and savory. Oakleak hydrangea and random antique objects.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Entry side bed with greens

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Yum! Lettuce!

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Cabbage cuteness.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

The clover & eco-lawn. People loved it. Makes you want to run barefoot doesn't it?

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Grapes!

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Starts getting ready to be fit in for fall/winter.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Tater Tower with exclusive art by the Babylady

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

We had informational signs all over.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Garlic scapes ready for picking, wine/beer bottle edging and asparagus in the back.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

New plum tree, herbs, sunflowers and broccoli.

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Parking area garden is busting!

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Oh, crocosmia...I love you!

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Serviceberry

West Seattle Edible Garden Tour

Awesome toddler eating serviceberries.

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14 Responses to July Mid-Month Meanderings: Edible Garden Tour!

  1. Elaine Fike says:

    Oooh, I love the photo’s of your garden. I also like the way you have raised some of the veggie beds so that they are easier to work on and also a lot neater. I hope that one day I have a garden as neat and pretty as yours. :-) ……..Honest truth is that I have never grown blueberries. Do they take up a lot of space and are they an easy crop to grow? Wishing you a pleasant day further. Elaine

    • Hi Elaine- Thanks! So far the blueberries have been really easy. It is the first year they have produced so much. You can get different varieties of bushes from very large to very compact. Try it! Plus they are really pretty in the fall with their changing leaf color.

  2. Mary-Laure says:

    Magical… It’s my dream to have a garden one day…

    • Thank you! Are you in Paris? (lucky!) Can you grow on a balcony/stoop/etc? Your photos are gorgeous! Thanks for coming by and I can’t wait to look through your blog some more!

  3. Lois says:

    Great garden progress and beautiful pics! Looks like tour was a good excuse to get everything tidied up and to meet new friends. Rock on, garden folk!
    btw, we discovered that the little bush we’ve been trimming by our driveway this year turns out to be a gooseberry bush filled with small green gooseberries. Cool, huh??
    Got ideas about things to do with little gooseberries? jam recipes??? After the watermelon rind preserves last weekend, I’m getting inspired about small batch jammin…

  4. Meemaw says:

    Wow, Meg, the garden looks so beautiful and healthy. I know how hard you’ve worked to handle the slugs. Can’t wait to be walking around your garden enjoying tastes of everything!

  5. Laura says:

    Meg! The garden is amazing. So disappointed I was unable to get out there!!! Boo. Would a bottle of gin gain me access in the near future? Congratulations on all your hard work. It’s really taken off since I was last there. xoxo Laura

  6. Travel Mommy says:

    I love Lucy’s art on the “Tater Towers!” She did an amazing job – of course, she is an amazing little gal! (I am not prejudiced about her!) Your yard looks fantastic and I love the signs you made. By August when we come up, we should be able to feast out there!

  7. Inder says:

    Your garden looks wonderful! Good job!

    I covet your tater towers, btw. We have lots of potatoes this year, and we have been piling compost up around them as much as we can, but you know, there’s a limit to how much dirt you can pile without cool wooden towers! Next year …

  8. littlehousesouthernprairie says:

    totally awesome looking. especially the mosaics. fancy!

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