Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Grow Food!

 I can't believe there is actually something growing in the vegetable garden that looks like food.  Not a flower, not a leaf, but FOOD!

These are my grape tomatoes and I believe I may actually eat one before Christmas.  The fact that I have MORE than one is already a huge accomplishment, as you may recall, that twelve years ago when I decided to grow tomatoes, I got ONE cherry tomato.  (It was then that I learned that you shouldn't pick the flowers off a tomato plant.)

Having said that, there are white things on my tomato plants (see second photo).  Could these be aphids?  They didn't look like aphids to me.

I left it alone except later in the day I rescued a lady bug drowning in my sedum leaves and moved the little critter to the tomato plants.

Nothing came of the onions, cucumbers, spinach, carrots I planted and I'm chalking that up to poor soil, poor knowledge, poor practices.

I'll do better next time.  Promise.

But right now, I'm happy to see food on the vine!

3 comments:

  1. Happy 4th to you and congrats to you on the food!

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  2. Congratulations on your produce. It's nice to know that I'm not the only person learning Garden 101. I didn't pick the blooms off my tomatoes though, lol. Happy 4th!

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  3. Regina, you're smarter than I am. That's for sure. I've added two three more beds to the vegetable garden because I can see this thing really taking off. I'm going to try seeds this winter using the winter sowing method along with traditional seed starting methods. I'm hoping for a serious bounty next year!

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