I’m sure everyone is super sick of garden posts but it’s just what I’m up to these days.
In the garden there are a lot of disappointments. The fact that I lost my beet crop to squirrels….that hurt. Especially since there are like three plants that survived and they’re looking so beautiful with lovely little bulbs forming. But I’m not focusing on that right now. I’m focusing on the good stuff. Like my gorgeous cucumber plants! I’m happy to report they’re climbing wonderfully up the lattice/deck.
Cucumbers are one of my favorite veggies. I could eat them all day and don’t even get me started on how good pickles are. The plants are beautiful and the little tendrils that reach out and curl around anything they can find.
Outside from cucumbers I have loved watching my bee balm keep blooming and blooming. Bees love this flower as you can see by the photo.
I’ve also got plenty of large green tomatoes growing on my tomato plants.
Smaller green tomatoes are growing all up each stalk as well. The biggest are at the bottom.
I’ve been picking Sun Sugar cherry tomatoes for a bit now and I ate my first Juliet cherry tomato today which was pretty exciting. Cherry tomatoes don’t take as much energy or time to ripen so they’re always first.
Some things that don’t look like a good thing are actually really good. An example is this.
It might look depressing but upon closer inspection you will find hundreds of little seeds forming. Cilantro looks horrible when it’s going to seed but once it does, you get coriander. Some people like eating coriander but I like letting them reseed because that means a carpet of cilantro in the fall and spring and carpets of cilantro are never a bad thing.
My peppers are producing too and even though I’m excited about my fresno peppers starting to turn from green to red I’m disappointed that all the blooms died after the first pepper formed on each.
So each of my fresno plants have one pepper….each…not joking. Maybe once that pepper ripens it’ll trigger more productions. Fortunately my jalapenos aren’t following suite.
Not a great picture to show the production now that I see it. haha
The dill is going crazy too. One plant is five feet tall and the blooms are quite large.
One other pretty incredible development on my garden scene is something my dad set up for me this week.
This, my friends, is a very hard core rain water catching system. It routes water from two gutters and holds two hundred and seventy five gallons of water. Intense……ly exciting! My dad just popped over one afternoon and was like ‘I got this.’ and bam, it was done. He’s pretty cool:)
So hopefully if it rains soon and I can start using rain water for my garden! The benefits being, it’s free, it’s chemical free and it’s soooo cool. I’m feeling legit. Although, obviously not nearly as legit as my own dad’s rain retention operation. He ran his entire greenhouse season this year on nothing but rain water….that’s tens of thousands of gallons.
Anyway, that’s the garden situation. Weeding is happening a lot and of course bunches of drying and eating and blah blah blah. Tomorrow will be about kids and pregnancy, for reals.