Garden Progress Journal - 6/27/11
Baby peppermint plants!!! I was so excited to see those in there when I went out to water today. I'm going to wait until they're a little bigger and then trim out all the dead parts.
The zucchini has completely overtaken that bed. You can just see a teeny marigold peeking out from under the right side of the plants. There are carrots and green onions growing under there, but I'm not holding out a lot of hope for them since they're not really getting any sun anymore. I'm still getting plenty of zucchini though!
Pumpkin vines are overtaking the back yard. They're making it really tough to mow in that area. One of the vines has climbed up into the bush on the right and is now peeking out from the top.
The strawberry plant has sent out a runner, which has rooted itself in the pot next to it that contains garlic chives. I checked and it looks like there is a good root started too, so yay free strawberry plant! You can see that the original plant is still giving us the occasional berry too. It's such a nice little treat when you find one that's ripe, because they're like candy. Nothing at all like the ones from the grocery store.
My tomatoes all have cages now and most of the plants have at least a few fruits on them. The roots are starting to show on some of them so I think I'm going to go get more compost to spread around them. That should add some more nutrients to the soil too.
A few of the Romas are starting to ripen, which worries me. They didn't get very big - they're more the size of those yellow pear tomatoes than Roma tomatoes. I just don't think they're getting enough water since I'm watering by hand. Next year I'm definitely going to have to figure out a drip system, at least for those.
My zinnias started to bloom too. The plant looks kind of sorry because it was in the sun before and the leaves got a bit scorched. It's in the shade on the patio now and seems to be doing much better, but not all of the stems recovered. There are quite a few that are sort of drooping off to the sides, but the flowers still are blooming. I just love these pretty green flowers and will definitely be planting them again.