June is slowly coming to an end so I come with this new garden update. Here are some quick news.
Our little jungle have really started to grow. Cold weather in the spring did not suit the plants well, but the sunny June has been a great boost to them. Everything is blooming, even zucchini are growing and we have already harvested the first crop of strawberries! Unfortunately, just like last year, we struggle with aphids and powdery mildew, but so far I’ve lost only one coriander plant. The rest of the garden seems to win a battle.
Our two years old insect hotel is full of life. Besides wild bees, there are also some wild wasps moved in. Our cat adores to watch them. I restarted our vermicomposter, it unfortunately completely died out during my final exam’s studies in the winter (Ráďa was quite happy for sure : -D), but the new generation of earthworms is there. Few weeks ago I found out that pumpkins seedlings have sprouted spontaneously from the compost, so I tried to pot one of them now I can’t wait if I’ll have my own pumpkins! Zucchinis are doing great so I guess pumpkins should be growing as well.
I have also planted a few new plants, especially beautiful blue hostas and Fatsia Japonica for a shady spot on the balcony. Unfortunately I ‘ve lost my lavender but I plan to give it one more try because I just love it so much.