Garden update with exclusive photos of our green tomatoes and photogenic beans. (Are you holding your breath yet?)
Our greenest post so far – literally; just see the pictures and if you aren’t impressed by how much everything grew in less than a month, I’ll be very surprised.
I don’t want to jinx me but, my brown thumb is bursting with pride.
Remember the mole-proof, raised garden bed we made less than a month ago?
Look at it now:
They are almost as tall as I am and it hasn’t been a month since we planted that bed.
And if that growth wasn’t enough, we already had our first harvest: beans. In less than a month. And these beans are prolific. On Sunday I picked all I could see at noon and by night fall I found more to pick.
Brown thumb approved: beans!
Meanwhile, these fiery colored flowers have popped
pea plant scarlet runner bean
(the clueless gardener I am, I thought they were peas):
I hope they survive because the first blossoms were eaten by something (birds perhaps?).
Side note: As it is a climbing vine, I think it would be beautiful as edible landscaping, propped against a house, climbing on a trellis.
And without further ado, tomatoes! Very green – but promising – tomatoes. This is a baby Brandywine and it looks like it will be a giant when (*crossing fingers*) it grows up:
Singing: “you are so beauuutiful, to meeeee”:
In other news, we also have kale and lettuce growing in our raised garden bed but, in all honesty, I am uncertain of whether they are ready to be eaten. #citygirl
Really, besides tomatoes (and strawberries), I have no clue whatsoever when to harvest the rest of the plants. So far though, my beginner’s luck seems to be working so maybe, I’ll also manage to harvest everything at the right time.
If you a seasoned gardener, stifle your giggles and tell me in the comments when we are supposed to harvest Kale – please. 🙂
And, in other-other news, we went to our first 4th of July event for this year and I have a tip, if you plan on attending a large scale festivity: get props for kids!
And get a couple extra, because you never know when a pair of semi-clueless and quite unaware parents, will pass by with their 3 year old – the only kid not sporting a “glow in the dark” trinket, in the whole park.
By the time we finally found the booth selling those coveted must-haves, at least three families (complete – but kind – strangers) had given us a “glow in the dark”…donation, for The Cute.
And I couldn’t thank them enough. 🙂