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!


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

  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!

  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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