About a month ago, I introduced you to my garden. If you missed that post, you can view it by clicking here.
Things have really come along in the past month. I posted my excitement with having a tomato on the vine on May 21st, which is unheard of in this area. My excitement continues to grow, look how things are coming along:
The first thing you probably notice (compared with the picture taken from this same angle a month ago) is that the tomato plants are getting taller and are so bushy! You can also see how they are covered with flowers; little tiny tomatoes just waiting to happen!!
Let’s zoom in for a closer look at things:
I’ve got over 30 of these on the plants. I can almost taste the BLT’s.
These will soon be green beans. The plants are covered with green beans in the making. Nothin’ better than home grown veggies!
And peppers! Lots of them, all crammed into this tiny space. Will be interesting to see how they are able to grow, but I know they’ll make it happen. Won’t be long before these plants are calling for some staking up to help them stand. All 3 plants are in bloom and with tiny peppers. It’s only a matter of time.
Mmmm, stuffed peppers with sausage, rice and cheese! I can almost taste that as well – but on a different night than my BLT, of course.
I’ve already snipped 2 crowns of broccoli and eaten them. I was so thrilled to have something garden fresh with my meal that I forgot to take pictures. Oops! What I’m not sorry about, though, was how wonderful it was. I’d almost forgotten how different this tastes than the store bought variety (also good, but not really, compared to this).
There are a few items in the garden that aren’t lighting the world on fire, but I’ll be patient with them because I know they’re coming around.
This is the cucumber plant. It’s lookin’ good but still just workin’ on growing. Same with the zucchini and squash plants. All in good time I suppose.
So, there you have it. How are your gardens coming along?
PS – for those of you who were curious about my progress with regards to this post, things are coming along nicely. I’ve gotten in 5 workouts in the past 3 days (doubled up a couple days, because I had time and it just made sense). Today my very sore body needs a rest, but I’ve got time yet this week to get in 2 more workouts to hit my goal of 7 for the week. Eating well has also been good with lots of lean meats, fresh fruits & veggies. I’m feeling much better, physically and mentally, after my week of overeating too many of the wrong things and not enough physical activity. Yay!