Jennifer Deiter’s garden grows

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A dragonfly alights on seedlings which can be seen in Jennifer Deiter’s garden. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo

Jennifer Deiter of Lake Riverside Estates has a greenhouse garden that her husband Chad Deiter built. The entire family smoothed the floor, moved soil, created raised beds and planted seeds in the sturdy structure. The results are coming into fruition quite nicely, she said.

“I planted cherry, Roma and beefsteak tomatoes; yellow squash; cucumbers and pickling cucumbers, as well as various greens, corn and beans,” she said. “I still need to find a place for carrots, potatoes, garlic and onions.”

Besides healthy seedlings, her garden attracts interesting insects and reptiles, some beneficial, some not. Fortunately, the plants are thriving, she said.

With the warm days of the summer solstice right around the corner, Jennifer Deiter’s garden will provide nutritious food, fun and wonder through the dog days of summer.

Diane Sieker can be reached by email at dsieker@reedermedia.com.

Sweet corn thrives in Jennifer Deiter’s garden. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
This small beetle may be an enemy in Jennifer Deiter’s garden. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
A lizard hunts plant pests in Jennifer Deiter’s greenhouse. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo

Lettuce and other greens are planted in Jennifer Deiter’s greenhouse. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo