Everything is vining and taking off. The jellymelon is up and climbing the cucumbers are flowering and the corn is growing quickly. Since, I am in an apartment I am not able to plant most of my plants into the ground. So I grew most of my plants in containers. I find that plastic planters hold water much longer than terra-cotta pots. With terra-cotta pots you have to frequently water the plants.
I am most impressed with how the herbs are growing. I grew moringa, lemon balm and basil. The smell of the herbs are such therapy for me. Moringa is also known as the miracle plant because it has a great reputation for healing many ailments. It has gained popularity as a medicinal herb over the past five years.
The basils I chose to grow are both the normal green basil and a beautiful purple basil. The lemon balm is growing to be very bushy very quickly. I will re-pot the lemon balm as soon as possible since lemon balm is known to spread out quickly. Overall, July has been a gardening success.