I realized I haven't given a garden update in awhile.
I had a volunteer in my tomato garden this year. I could tell it was some kind of squash or pumpkin. Now I can see it is a pumpkin.
The other day I went out to pull it out so the tomatoes would have more room. I thought it would be an easy task. Just snip each vine and carefully pull it out. Hmmmm. That wasn't how it worked out. As you can see, it is still thriving amongst my tomatoes.
When I went out and started the removal process, I realized it was completely entwined around everything and removing it would damage my tomatoes greatly. I also found that it was doing an awesome job of holding the tomatoes upright. I found a new type of tomato "cage".
This morning I went out to add some pulverized egg shells to each plant, a trick I learned from Granny, to help with blossom end rot. I almost had to crawl on my belly to see where each plant went into the ground! And I had a pretty good idea where to look for each one to begin with. What a jungle. However, my "Oxheart" heirlooms are doing fantastic again. I'm so glad last year wasn't a fluke!
The "Sweet 100s" cherry tomatoes are getting huge. This variety is so sweet.
I've never grown celery before, so I had no idea what I was doing. Obviously. I'm guessing it should have been harvested earlier? It's pretty anyway. So is the rest of this garden. It's mainly peppers and herbs. I love the colors and textures here.
The cucumbers are flowering really well and I look forward to eating them.
Last night we picked our first bush beans. And a single, sad-looking green pepper.
We also picked our first red potatoes. I've never grown potatoes before. This is only a quarter of the ones planted, but the first to be ready.
We also picked sugar snap peas. This is what was left after the kids shoveled them into their mouths as fast as they could while "harvesting" them.
My gardens have been a bit neglected this year due to some "issues in life", but they aren't doing too badly considering they were planted late and the plants were left to overrun each other.