The tomatoes are feeding me finally!
I have another one of those golf ball sized ones just about every
time I go to the garden. They are sweet! The bigger ones are just
starting to ripen, although I have picked one Purple Cherokee. I'm
worried I might have too many tomato plants, but none of them are
making me want to pull it out. Let me know if you want tomatoes!
The collards are pumping out so many
yummy green leaves that I'm overdosing on them. I've started
giving away the things to anybody that wants them. If you've never
had collards and are curious I'd be glad to give you a jar of
freshly cooked collards. Just let me know...
Now that I've learned how thirsty
basil plants are they are doing well. I love the smell that basil
leaves add to food! I just add them at the table, when most people
would add pepper.
The cucumbers, nasturtiums, and
beans are all growing well. :-)
My strategy with the beans is eat it
every time I find one that looks reasonably grown. The bean plants
are growing much more productive, but still it's just a few a day
at this point. I can see that I'm going to have more later though.
Looking forward to putting cut green beans in a soup!
I still get about two servings a
month out of the broccoli and kale. The kale plant has reached the
point in its life where it grows wonderfully! Very happy I didn't
pull that one out.
The squash is still marching across
my plot. It's not far from reaching the other side of my space
Peeking between the leaves, there
are lots of squashes growing on the vine. Looks like this is going
to be my best year for winter squashes ever!
The eggplant doesn't look like it's doing much. Wish I knew how to
make the plant happier.
The sunflower is by far my biggest annual plant. The grapes are
bigger, but nowhere near as nicely flowered.
The French cucumber that Marci gave
me is finally growing in a good looking way.
My carrots aren't much at this
point. I asked Virginia about that and she said "the problem is
that your soil is too dense." So I've learned that carrots demand
fluffy soil. Maybe the beets are dealing with a similar issue. I
had one of those and it was delicious. Looking forward to eating
the rest of them.
That's the blackberry plant that is
doing by far the best of the four I started a few months ago. Gene
has mature blackberry vines on the edge of his plot. I've been
having a few every time I walk by ever since he said "help
yourself, I can't eat them all." Now I'm looking forward to these
growing and prospering over the next few years!
Watering the tarragon seems to have
inspired a couple of fava beans to grow in the area. I figure I'll
just let them do their thing. Since the info sheet said that
tarragon likes a bit of shade I figured it'd be okay.
The chard plants are still getting
going. They are clearly much stronger then they were a few weeks