Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Garden

The garden looks good this year. Tomatoes are very late. I have only seen a couple ripe tomatoes in the community garden. We've had two cherry tomatoes ripen, but that is it. All of our Big Boys are still green. I've tried a new method this year of staking and pruning the tomatoes. I read that pruning might make fewer tomatoes, but better tomatoes. I liked the idea of keeping them in check and off the ground while at the same time getting better taste. We'll see. Gardening is always a work in progress. Our squash and zucchini look good, but I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop with these squash borer beetles! I see the little bastards, but I can't find their eggs. I also see and murder squash bugs and their offspring on a daily basis, but it may be a losing battle. Crossing my fingers right now. Here are some pics from today.

Okra Blossom!!
Cherokee Purple Heirloom
Drying onions
Squash and Zucchini Plot compared to then


Sheila said...

I've never seen an okra blossom before. It's beautiful!

Chet said...

Yes, an amazing flower. You wouldn't think it comes from an okra plant.

Anonymous said...

Our tomatoes have just started to come in. We ate the first Cherokee Purple last night. The sungold cherry tomatoes are better th an ever. We have a new one we like, Julia Child.
Debbie Faircloth

Morning Angel said...

Dear Lord, Chet, how can you stand it?! Just now getting tomatoes?!!!