Sunday, June 1, 2014

:: What’s “Growing On” in the Garden--


tomatoes 2014

I wanted to show you how great my tomatoes are doing… I’m so proud of them. I believe I’m going to have a TON OF TOMATOES THIS YEAR! I don’t believe that because of this plant, alone.  What happened is I sowed seeds in a couple of places.  We had a few more frosts, rain, and down right cold temperatures; before Spring finally got into gear, and our days started warming up with Over NIGHT warm temps too. So in my attempt to get started in the garden—I sowed and nothing happened.

Then, I went to the feed store for chicken scratch and dog food; where I also bought PLANTS. (I get a little impatient) I put them in the ground. Once I started watering those regularly—and the temperature started warming up—BAM! all those seed sprouted!!  They just lay there dormant in the soil—waiting for the right time. Guess what, I have Tomato plants and cantaloupe plants all over!  

The tomatoes above, I planted after I created this little ‘compost pot’.  I had this half a barrel sitting in my ‘resource pile’ I dug a hole under it and filled it first with roughage—then I put the dirt from the hole back on top of that, and began filling it with  3 wagons full of compost dirt. Plopped those two tomatoes in there and they LOVE THAT DIRT!  With all the rain we’ve had it has taken off.

Most of the flowers in my yard, right now are going to develop some sort of fruit. Tomatoes, potatoes or cucumbers or zucchini… I hope!  I was out to visit my aunt last week and she recently moved into a little Row House in the Suburban area of Dallas. The previous owner left some garden things in the back yard—my aunt offered this trellis and I popped it in—it only took about two days and the cucumbers are already staking a claim to it!

cucumber trellis

I posted this picture of some green beans on INSTAGRAM… It makes me laugh.  I was so thrilled to see beans ready to harvested already. I snapped this picture and it LOOKS like I have really GIGANTIC HANDS! :) harvesting green beans

I am a Giant!  Ho-ho-ho…Green Giant!

I do have a few flowers blooming—Rudbeckia!  (or Black Eyed Susan). These are actually covering the edges of the highway right now. But, I love them and planted them here a few years back and they grow so well without much help from me. I think they are a beautiful setting for my Mother’s Day Rooster- “Art”.  rudbeckia

…And between the Rudbeckia and the Rooster, Another potted Tomato with Cage. If that tomato grows to be very much bigger, I’m going to have to move Art to the left some.

Well, that’s how the garden is growing for now. So far so good! 

How’s your garden doing where you’re living?

Til next time, Be Blessed!

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. ~ Philippians 4:8


Diane said...

Ho, Ho, Ho-- very funny! Boy, your plants are WAY ahead of ours. My dad started tomatoes, a little late, indoors, and they're all of three inches high now.

NanaDiana said...

Well, that BIG HAND will come in HANDy when ti comes to HANDing out all those extra tomatoes you are going to have. lol Your plants are looking great though-healthy and green! You have beans already? We are just able to plant things outside in the last week. Lucky you!!! xo Diana

Melanie said...

Hoping that this will be a much better gardening year for all of us! Looks like you have a great start! I am anxiously waiting for my first tomato sandwich of the year! Yum!

My Repurposed Life said...

everything looks great! I hope those hoppers are few and far between this year!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

You sure have a green thumb! There is nothing better than home grown tomatoes! Oh, and beans...yum!


Debbie Kay said...

Wow, your garden is amazing!! Thanks for sharing my friend.