Garden Update 8/6/2014

Things are getting a little out of control, and I love it. Observe the gargantuan pumpkin vine below.  This was taken on July 30. It runs the length of the 12 foot garden, but at a diagonal – is it 14, 15 feet long? It now has two tiny baby fruits. So at the very least, we will have that… Although, I’m hoping for more so I won’t be devastated when the squirrels and chipmunks start feasting on them. I have fed it nothing besides the compost we made last fall.

find me behind tomatoes The same vine, One Week Later: IMG_1179 IMG_1178 Did you also notice my hands sticking up from behind the tomato plants? These same plants that I grew from seed at the end of our cold, cold winter? Some of the vines have been lashed back toward the trellis; if they stood straight up, they might be 8 or 9 feet tall.  As I mentioned in a previous post, we now have ripening fruit on the Fox Cherry vine – though they are not really cherry sized anymore. We have one truly red tomato and two more that are just blushing. I am eager to taste them, but would like to be sure they are good and ripe. For now, the green tomatoes far outnumber these three reddish ones. Of course, I am also anxiously awaiting the Yellow Pear to turn, well, yellow. All of the Martian Giants are still pale green, and the Brandywines have not grown one blossom.

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Here are some other views from around the garden: Finally bigger-than-a-pea peppers, cucumber blossoms, and yellow summer squash blossoms.

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