Finally getting some tomatoes
Well, goodness. I was beginning to think I’d lost my green thumb. Nothing was germinating.I kept planting seeds for squash and cucumbers and radishes and carrots, but nothing popped up. We’d had some really hot weather, and I thought that would help. Nope.
I’d planted some tomato plants that I’d bought from Summerwind and they’ve taken off. Thank goodness. I have one really large tomato, but I suspect it’s still 2 weeks out. (sigh)
Then the other weekend was the final weekend to buy tomato plants at Love Apple Farms. They were 50% off (huzzah!), so I bought a bunch of those and planted them up.
Today, I went and pinched off some suckers and checked to see if anyone needed tying up a bit. It’s relaxing to do some maintenance in the mornings.
Then I walked down to my local Ace and bought more lemon cucumber plants. I also got some seeds. Part of my love of summer is the abundance of summer squash. You can make noodles out of it. You can slice large ones in half, gore them out and refill with sausage/tofu, diced onions & tomatoes and cheese, and bake in a toaster oven until golden brown and delicious. You can dice them up and turn them into hot dog relish.
Buying summer squash at the store in the winter is just one big disappointment. It’s like getting a peach. You wish it tasted as good, and you’re really sorry you spent the money on it.
The peas were starting to do well until we had that hot spell. Now they’re just turning into compost, probably. The green beans perked right up and are starting to trail up the twine.
The spaghetti squash, pumpkins and cantaloupe seem to be doing well. I’d just taken a bunch of well composted material and mixed it with some planting mix, and then planted some seeds and some plants.
And finally, here are some flowers that sprung up out of the compost pile. I think they add a nice splash of color.
What’s growing in your garden?