This week, as I've been staking up many of my garden plants, I've noticed that there are several other vegetable plants (besides corn) that grow to be knee-high or even waist-high by Independence Day:
- Pie pumpkins, if you are trellising vertically
- Brussels sprouts
Some of my Brussels sprouts and sunflowers were eaten back by a roving deer, who has been clipping the neighbors' pea plants. I am trying out a product called Liquid Fence to discourage him or her from a return visit. Liquid Fence is made principally with rotten eggs and garlic, which I should hope would be a sufficient deterrent.
You know what else is great about July? You start harvesting baskets of produce, instead of handfuls. Yay for summer.
|The scissors are in there for scale, not for eating.|