Garden Progress Journal 5/18/11
The tomato plants are alive still, which is good, but I pretty much have lost hope of getting tomatoes from them. Next year I start those suckers inside right after New Years!
I thought I was done with strawberries too, but yesterday there was a new bloom on the plant, so we'll see if I get one last berry or not.
The pumpkins are starting to take off. See that one vine poking out to the left of the bed? That's from a plant all the way to the right! There are lots of little curly vines everywhere. It's so cute!
Also, two new pumpkin plants have come up. This is so weird because I planted these months ago and I just figured they were bum seeds like the herbs. To show up so long after I planted them and after the others have grown so much seems strange to me.
The stuff in the pots is doing okay. Garlic chives are starting to come up and the zinnias have a good start. There are teeny tiny baby thyme plants too. There were some teeny ones in the oregano but I can't see them anymore. I hope the heat didn't kill them!
Speaking of oregano... IS this oregano? This plant doesn't look like what I remember the plants in the nursery looking like. It's kind of huge, for starters. It's pretty, but I'm not sure that I grew what I was trying to grow. Does anyone know?
As you can tell, we've been eating the spinach. The carrots are getting nice and full too. The zucchini seemed to have slowed down a bit with their vertical growth. They come up to about my hips!
I was able to harvest my first zucchini this week. I made Baked Zucchini Sticks with them and even my zucchini loathing friend and husband liked them. Getting up at 6:30 to hand pollinate these due to a severe lack of bees in this area has paid off.