It is mid summer here at Northern Homestead – July 20, 2017. Everything is growing and ripening nicely. Today we want to take you on a tour through our garden in this summer garden update on video.
You will see many flowers that are still blooming. You can read more about our perennial favourites here. Most of these flowers came with the house and we enjoy them every summer.
Fruit trees and berry bushes are loaded with fruit this year. It seems to be the year for fruit. With the recently added pear tree we are at 11 fruit trees in our small garden. You can see a Pinterest board with all our trees, shrubs, and perennials.
The annual garden is doing very well, too. A list of our favourite annual vegetable varieties is here.
The new Geodesic Dome greenhouse is performing amazing. We are so glad we decided to build one again. It is like moving a portion of your garden south.
The garage greenhouse tomatoes have done satisfactorily, indoor growing is just not the same as outdoors.
Last but not least, the chickens are doing great. We have 6 this year and they each lay an egg a day. If you are thinking of having backyard chickens, here is a reality check on how much work it would involve. Plus they make great compost!
Enjoy the tour! We decided not to talk and just let you see for yourself. If you have trouble seeing the video, go here.
What is growing at your place? We would love to hear from you in the comments below!
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Sheri Cline - WA. State Zone 8b says
WOW! Your garden is gorgeous! Love that Evans cherry! I think I can fit one or 2 in! Your cherry tomatoes are doing great in the garage greenhouse window!….and the music was so soothing! Thanks for the garden stroll…it truly soothes my soul!
Thank you. Our Evans cherry does well, but the one you see in the video that is so loaded with fruit is the Carmine Jewel Cherry. It is a dwarf tree, we really like them a lot.
Juliana chandler says
So impressed! Beautiful and bountiful. Love the music. Thanks for the tour
Thank you for your kind words, glad you enjoyed it.
Loved the video! It’s amazing what you can grow, and how God has blessed you! You have a lot of work ahead of you eating and preserving your bounty. One thing though, I missed hearing you talk through the video.
Edwin Rodrigues says
Lovely garden. I started to like vegetarian since I try to grow some organic veggies on my terrace garden in Hyderabad ,India . Children dislike vegetables because of all the chemicals and pesticides used . I think if they are fed fresh organic vegges they will love veg food more. I love organic vegges and meat now a days I have taken a hatred and tastes bland . I have purchased a plot in Hyderabad and waiting to do the BTE method of growing and enjoying lots of organic fruits and vegges .
Homegrown does taste best! Congrats on your new plot and happy gardening on it.