It’s been just about 2 months since I planted the garden.
I have to tell you I was moderately concerned about the well being of my garden up until a few days ago. The first month was tough. We got off to a very slow start and I thought my garden was doomed. Nothing was growing any taller. It was staying the same exact size.
So I went and bought some colorful tomato cages to give my tomatoes some confidence.
So I showed my garden some love and spent hours taking care of it any finally I began to see some signs of life, but then the bugs came and started to eat my pepper plants and I almost had a meltdown but I pushed though it and handled it. Then the rain came and I thought my garden was going to float away.
Then the deer came and ate the top off of 2 of my tomato plants. Lucky for me I planted 7 tomato plants. The front 2 were just teasers for the deer. Ha!
Then the heat came and I feared the wilt would take over.
I have vegetables!!
So here’s the status report:
Tomatoes-growing beautifully and several are ready to turn! Most of the plants are a head taller than Leroy, which is how we measure plants around here. My cherry tomato plant is 2 heads taller than Leroy!
Basil-growing awesome, yet I have no idea what I am going to do with it.
Carrots-growing, yet I have no idea when I will know that they are ready or how to pluck them from the ground. Dig or pull?
Cucumbers- The cucumbers are growing off the vine! (ha! see what I did there:) We’ve already eaten 3 this week and they are delicious, but they need to learn proper garden etiquette and refrain from attaching to other vegetables. On a side note, Sherman just became a recent fan of cucumbers. Leroy is still undecided.
Zucchini-picked my first one yesterday! Don’t know what I’m going to do with it since I don’t eat zucchini but yay! and I had no idea the plant would get that big!
Thyme-growing nicely, but again, I have no idea what to do with it.
Peppers-green ones are growing nicely. The future of the red and yellow are still to be determined.
Watermelon and cantaloupe-Ummmmm……..I had no idea the plants grew so big and liked to spread. They have almost become one and the cantaloupe may take over the whole garden sometime soon. I’m just going to have to let them do their thing and see what happens. I noted in my head that next year maybe they need their own separate garden.
What’s not growing? Kale, lettuce and leeks. I’m ok with that since they were planted around the cantaloupe and there is absolutely no room for them. Maybe the cantaloupe plant ate them.
So what I have now, is a garden that is completely and totally overcrowded, but I’m happy with that.
Alright, give me your tips, cucumber recipes, zucchini recipes, talk to me!