Freehold DM wrote:
The garden can be a cruel and unforgiving place.
That wasn't a veggie burger...
Dread Piewright Jacques Pepin wrote:
Perhaps they would like first pick of the ravenous man eating pumpkins* to crawl forth from my garden.
*Our pumpkin plants have tasted human blood on three separate (known) occasions.
We harvested our first orange cherry tomato!
Some sort of hybrid picked up at the farmer's market. :-)
The pumpkins are spreading everywhere, but no actual pumpkins yet.
Beefsteak tomatoes are growing ever bigger (but still quite young).
The rabbits have mostly decimated bell peppers but i saw mother hawk take one out in the field yesterday, so. this year's baby hawk in our tree is as screechy as ones born in year's past.
The hot peppers (which were planted to surround the bell peppers, what happened there guys!) are doing quite well for themselves, even though one of the pumpkins is encroaching on one of them.
It was delayed by frost, and rain, and more recently a five year old with viral pneumonia, but I finally got my garden tilled and ready for planting.
So far we pumpkins, farmer's market bought tomatoes and beefsteak tomatoes planned. I'd also love to do some more hot peppers as those dried out wonderfully and were a life saver when we got hit by winter congestion.
As you can see, it's a triangle. A neighbor gave us her bird bath and i've been laying out a different patio design with that as the focal point in the middle. The kids call it the Bill Cypher garden, which might explain how our tomato plant got over six feet high...
Also because it's at a grade, i've been using rocks to make tiers.
Last year our tomatoes and hot peppers grew like gangbusters (which are evidently fast at growing...) but our Cantaloupes and corn really struggled.