It’s a jungle out there!
It’s almost been nine weeks since we planted our garden. We’re still battling the weeds, as always, but we’re seeing even more veggies growing among the greenery.
Are the Early Girls late?
We have a bunch of Early Girl tomatoes, which were the first variety to appear in our garden. Supposedly the Late Babes should have ripened by now, but they’re still green as could be. I give them—and the rest of their veggie brethren—a pep talk every morning. So far none have thrown themselves at me.
If all the tomatoes ripen and don’t get pecked at by the pesky birds, we’ll have a boatload for salads and snacks and sharing with our neighbors. IF!
Cute cherry tomatoes
Better Boy tomatoes
It’s not just tomatoes that are busting out all over! We have banana peppers and green peppers almost ready to pick.
But those cucumbers? So far, we’ve had one grow to a smallish size and drop off its vine. It was delicious! Otherwise, it’s a waiting game. We know from last year’s crop of a bazillion cukes that they’ll show up so suddenly, it’s as if they’ve dropped from the sky. We can wait.
Hopefully, the next time I update the garden’s status, we’ll be seeing lots of RED scattered among all that GREEN!
Our garden today
I’m happy to report that our garden is growing—and that includes the vegetables and the weeds! Is the weeding never-ending? Can’t I have a garden that just grows what’s supposed to grow? Could it ever be that easy?
Apparently not for us. But at least we’re finally seeing some of the fruits . . . and veggies . . . of our labours (yes, I’m using the British version, because it makes us sound more serious). Let’s take a walk around the garden to see our bounty so far:
Early Girl tomatoes
It’s no surprise that the most-prolific tomato plant is the Early Girl one—it has seven plump tomatoes, while the rest only have one apiece.
The lonely Roma tomato
A lonesome Better Boy
As you can see, the garden is a great venue for practicing macro (close-up) photography (as usual, I used the Nikon 105mm macro lens on my Nikon D300). Open up that aperture (put it on the smallest number), focus, and snap away! Lots of great bokeh (blurred background) opportunities!
Tiny green peppers
What will they finally be?
Hmmm . . . what veggie will these lovely flowers finally yield? Actually, you need to look to the left of the flower. What’s growing here? A hint . . . we grew a bazillion of them last year. Yep, it’s the mighty cucumber! I can’t wait to see how many we harvest this year. I just hope we have just as many tomatoes for a change. We need to keep all those weeds and pesky birds out of our garden! If anyone has any suggestions, please leave them in the comments. We can use all the help we can get so we don’t get too contrary!