Lovely things have been happening in my garden over the past couple weeks. It's so fun to be harvesting a few things on a regular basis now, mainly wax beans, along with some radishes, herbs, and a few greens.
We have so many peppers appearing! Yesterday Dan ate his first jalapeño from the garden and there should be a few more to follow in the next few days. By next week, I think we'll be crunching on green bell peppers as well! Whoohooo!
I have one cucumber plant that is thriving and two tiny things that strangely have flowers, but are hardly bigger than when I transplanted them. I guess my pickles will be made with farmers' market cucumbers once again!
My tomatoes vines are getting SOOOO tall! I love it! And the vines are steadily filling with green tomatoes. It's looking like I will have a good harvest, indeed! They got a fresh layer of straw yesterday (which the chickens promptly pushed around the entire garden, making a huge mess...). The straw has really made a difference for my tomatoes by keeping the soil softer and also keeping the moisture in. I'm sold on the straw mulching technique!
This is my Heidi sauce tomato plant. It has over 20 tomatoes on it right now! I'm so excited to taste them, as I'm thinking this may be one of my go-to sauce plants in future years.
This Jersey Giant sauce plant is so unique! I can't wait to see these lovely tomatoes ripen! Heirloom tomatoes are so fun and interesting! I love them.
The potatoes still seem to enjoy their shady home. I'm hoping that there are some nice little spuds hiding under that dirt and freshly laid straw!
My pole beans are climbing, climbing, climbing and winding, winding, winding! My neighbor's fence is looking a lot more green as of late! I'm glad he doesn't mind.
We have a baby zucchini and baby summer squash on the vines! Yay!! I'll be picking these little guys in the next day or two to encourage more production. My strong, healthy plants are promising a good crop this year! I sure hope that they follow through!
My Creeping Thyme ground cover has mostly held up through the heavy rains that run down through my garden path, and I'm so glad! The little plants are finally showing steady signs of growth and I hope that means that they'll come back twice as big next year (as ground covers tend to do).
Hooray for happy gardens! How is your garden doing these days??