The squash is growing fast and the early flowers are working on their seeds!
All thanks to those birds and bees that pollinate the flowers so we can have yummy fruit (like squash), pretty flowers, and the seeds that those flowers make so we can grow more plants!
This fall and winter I'll be adding another project to my tasks. Seeds! Some of those flowers I grow that are so beloved by the bees and hummingbirds will be available next spring either as seeds for you to sprout from the beginning or as seedlings for you to pop in the soil and get a head start on enjoying the blooms in your own garden (and of course for the bees to enjoy them too!)
It may seem strange to start planning for that project already, but this is when the seeds start. I mark certain flowers so I don't pick them and so I know for sure what they are. That way they can grow their seeds for me to collect them before they scatter to the ground or on the wind.
I've also been busy harvesting flowers for drying so there will be a new batch of wreaths, barrettes, bouquets, and crowns featuring the dried flowers! I'll probably start having some of those available in September.
Until then, the chores continue to keep everything, hopefully, running smoothly!
What's available this week?
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.