We just got back from a week-long vacation. I have pictures from last week, but the first thing I did when I got back in town was to run to the backyard and look at all of my plants. I left the garden in my mom's expert hands, and now it's looking better than ever.
|All three beds hanging out earlier this morning.|
|Onions are starting to bulb.|
|One of a million dragonflies that likes to hang out in my garden.|
|Caution: spicy hot peppers. And we've got loads of them.|
|'Sugar baby' watermelons growing up their trellis.|
|One of four baby 'sugar baby' watermelons on the vine.|
|A hiding clump of green zebra tomatoes starting to turn zebra-y.|
|Tomatillos I've been waiting a long time for.|
|A hidden 'alibi' cucumber that's almost the perfect pickle size.|
|One branch of jalapeños from one plant.|
|A mystery variety tomato. Colin pulled out my garden markers, and I can only remember half of the tomatoes. I think I've narrowed it down between 'Tennessee britches' and 'Cherokee purple' varieties.|
|This monster tomato makes me think it is indeed 'Tennessee britches' but I could be wrong! Time will tell.|
|A few little blueberries that didn't get eaten by birds on our baby blueberry bushes.|
|A giant bowl of green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and a hot pepper that my mom picked yesterday. We have more beans in the fridge. My parents already ate a few meals of beans. We've got a lot of beans.|
It's kind of amazing how much food can be grown in 96 sq feet of dirt, with 15 minutes of my time each day.