Garden Update

June 21, 2010
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I am SO backlogged on posting. To be honest, the summer is the busiest time of the year for me — and not just because of the yard!

Here are pictures of how my garden’s grown from the last time I posted to … er … about a week ago when I took these photos, but didn’t have time to blog them. ^_^;

Pattypan Squash

Pattypan squash -- baby squashes and blossoms

Zucchini flowers and squashes

We are going to have more zucchini than we can eat. And we only planted one!

Golden Summer Bell Pepper

Golden Summer bell pepper -- waiting for it to turn yellow

Eggplant Flowers

Fairytale Eggplant flowers

Peanut flowers

We bought peanuts on a whim. Aren't they cute?

Baby watermelons

This watermelon is about the size of a grape.

We have five watermelons growing — two on one plant and three on another.

The garden today

This is what it looks like today -- I just went out and took this photo.

Now, I know, I know. You haven’t seen the boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries, or fruit trees yet. Um. Those are coming? The sun is going down and I didn’t think I’d get good pictures. I’ll take pix of those next time.

Here’s the crazy thing. Those tomatoes? I … er … I had to prune them. Now I’ll wait while everyone cringes in terror and tells me that’s a terrible idea. Thing is, there was no air circulation or sunlight in there, and I’d heard about pruning tomatoes over at Sustainable Eats. So I figured — why the heck not, I’ll give it a try, and see how it goes. I can tell you one thing for sure — I discovered easily a dozen tomatoes I hadn’t seen before by doing that! I also discovered that one of my pots of tomatoes included two totally different tomato plants … guess I’ll have to wait to find out what they are! So hopefully they’ll survive and be fine. I’ll let you know.

I picked half a pound of zucchini and half a pound of strawberries today. Also some pattypan squash and blueberries, and a bit of basil and a green onion. Tasty, tasty stuff. I have a strawberry-blackberry cobbler in the oven, and I made a zucchini salad I should blog about in a few minutes. (:

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