Jul 3, 2012

Summer swing

July is heeeeeere!
The colors, the greens, the baby animals..
We've been taking full advantage of the sunshine
getting a bus pass every weekend and going lots of places

almost hard to believe this exists in Toronto...

G man travels very well on the bus.. loves to look out the windows :)
almost a full moon @ the Beaches boardwalk

I feel like a flower :)

I love to see all the things they grow at the zoo..
bananas and citrus

A mama and her four baby peacocks
Baby Hudson

more gardens with coffee and melons

and now back to our garden!
I pulled a bunch of things today...

we lost our fig tree, and 4 strawberry plants to that nasty fungus that came in on the grape vine..

the cucumbers vines are looking good.. we have lemon cucumbers and regular ones

baby banana peppers ..

a tiny radish harvest.. we had a big aphid problem that attacked my gardening self esteem..
so it took me a couple days to come up with a solution
(or rather, do what my mom suggested..)

Ive been spraying organic dishsoap water on them and it seems to be working!
I use the Shoppers brand, but any eco friendly one will do..
Just squirt some soap into a mister bottle, fill 1/3 full of warm water and shake shake shake
this will make it really foamy and it will really stick to the plants

I feel good after getting the bugs under control.. I pulled all our lettuce out (aphids)
Transplanted the kale, moved the planters around .. and now I'll be replanting
the lettuce and more radishes.

I think the bugs are telling me to get fertilizing! Im still winging it,
Im really bad at remembering to feed my garden!
Moreso, the things that I have to feed it, make the balcony stink like a
hot day on the beach when the tide has gone out and all the dead fish are rotting in the sun.

I wish I could tell you I grew these bright little babies, but i didnt, I just wanted to show you and inspire you :)

lots more jewelry pics coming soon!Aphids
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~summer love~
kelly xo

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