I haven't updated you all on the gardens, mostly because the changes have been subtle, over the weeks. But I went to New York, and when I got back the difference was dramatic. I suppose a watched pot really doesn't boil. So I will start with the progress from before I left town, and end with what I found when I came home!
|Garlic Chives and Rosemary|
On to Mom's Garden. Before I left town here is what had progressed:
I had to cover all the seedlings with mesh to keep critters from eating the strawberries and destroying the kale. Once that was done, all the plants seemed happy. The pole bean is really working on reaching the Giant's house in the clouds. Mom also planted more bean plants and some Corn, which I am very excited about.
|Corn and Green Beans|
|Tomatillo, Zebra Tomatoes|
The herbs look quite happy, one of the Cilantros didn't survive transplanting but the other did. the Dill is reaching for the sky and starting to flower, which we decided to just let it do. We've started using them for cooking, it's so nice to have fresh grown herbs, I love it! I say if you can grow nothing else make an attempt at growing your own herbs. It may be a challenge but you definitely enjoy reaping the rewards.
|Hard working Worms|
Then I left. When I got back all kinds of things had changed. The Early Girl has one tomato turning red, and 12 more gearing up, the Zebra has 11 little ones starting to grow. The Market Cucumber has 2 tiny cucumbers and boy are they spiney. The lettuce is exploding, the Pole Bean has 2 tiny beans starting, and the Kale has almost doubled in size. Everything looks pretty happy, as you can see. So wait until they get to munch on some home made compost!