May 16, 2011

Gardening ups and downs

The garden is in full swing!
We've got an heirloom moon and stars melon that's doing great!
The okra are struggling, but we've finally got seven plants so hopefully it will pick up a bit.
Early Girl tomatoes
Heirloom Black Russian tomatoes
Sweet 100's
Roma Tomatoes
Heirloom Green Zebra Tomatoes
Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes
The heirloom Black Russian tomatoes grow very interestingly, the blossom end is on the side of the tomato as it grows.
This is a bit of a conundrum, our Roma tomato plant appears to have sweet 100's growing on it. Is it possible that they are cross pollinating each other.
Our beans are doing GREAT!! I almost didn't plant bush beans this year because of how bad they did last time I tried but I'm so glad I did!! We would have enough green beans to feed a large family on Thanksgiving if everything continues to grow at the pace we're at now : )
Our squash are doing okay. We've got baby round zucchini and yellow summer squash that are actually producing. Our pattypan squash plant is small and I'm not sure what's going on with it. I've fertilized it and am just going to wait it out I guess. My blue hubbard squash is getting big but there are no blossoms just yet. I've never grown a winter squash before so I'm not sure what to expect. From what I can tell, they aren't perpetual producers like summer squash so I'm not worried.

The Japanese eggplant is doing great!!
Hope all is well!! XOXO -Amber


Leontien said...

oh my gosh you have a bunch of tomatoes comming!

It all looks great!


The Murphys said...

You're right! I'm planning on canning some of them and making a freezable spaghetti sauce. Hopefully they'll keep it up : )