Garden Update 7/30/2014

My tomatoes are out of control. In fact, the picture below was taken at the beginning of the month.

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I’ve since had to take out two plants and possibly looking at taking out a third due to wilt. The other plants are looking ok, except for where excessive weight has bent a branch.
In “finally!” news, the green tomatoes are finally starting to ripen! I thought the day would never come.

I had a great run with the Empress beans from Seed Savers International. They are tasty, truly stringless even at 8 inches! I’ve planted a second round and looking forward to those too.

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The pumpkin is taking over part of the lawn now, much to Honey’s chagrin. He’s in charge of the mowing and finds it a pain in the ass to jigsaw around this monster.

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But I like messy! I honestly hadn’t the slightest idea how big a pumpkin could get; my puny patch ain’t so puny anymore! It shares a root space with a “volunteer” squash, which is actually growing a fruit!

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I have zero idea what specific kind of fruit it will turn out to be. Honey thinks I’m nuts, I find it exciting. There’s another squash or melon or something growing out of the old compost pile, looking like it wants to fruit.

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