The sun continues to shine and my garden continues to grow! Here's an update on what's happening out in the backyard: As you can see, the strawberries are getting bigger and more plentiful. And they are DE-LI-CIOUS!
I have been anxiously watching my tomatoes, hoping they would ripen soon, but also hoping I would get to the first ripe tomato before any bird or gopher could get it's grimy claws (or beak) on it. For weeks I've had lots of green tomatoes on the vine, but no red. And then while I was watering today, I pushed aside a big leaf and found this little guy: my first ripe tomato! It's a Sweet 100 and it was just that!
And speaking of green tomatoes, look how many Roma's are on the vine! It's very exciting, tomatoes are one of the few foods I crave on a regular basis.
Everyday I water my eggplants and everyday I wonder, "When are those blossoms going to drop?" So I reached down to feel the big flower you see in the front and I discovered a little baby eggplant growing inside! I was so happy, I named him Bert.
And then I realized I had a 2nd "blossom" that also had eggplant fruit growing. I call him Ernie.
But there was one more! A little one that was hidden behind the leaves. I shall call him Kermit. I spend way too much time out in the sun.
These are my little green eggplants, when they are ready to pick they will be just over 2 inches. Just about there! There are too many of them to name.
The Mystery Peppers continue to grow and I am so curious as to what they will taste like. It's kind of like getting the mystery box on Chopped.
There is no longer just one bell pepper, there are many! I used to wonder why they had such weird shapes and now I can see the reason. When they grow, they get lodged in between the stalks, causing them to have weird indentations and lumps. It won't affect the flavor, though!
I lopped off the basil last week and it's already grown back. I will have to do another Basil Harvest soon!
My succulent garden is still surprising me. I found blossoms all over most of my plants last week and this week I found this... stalk... growing out of the Happy hens-n-chicks succulent. I think it might bloom... or it is an alien coming to take over the planet? If so, I hope it kills snails.
Lots of food growing out there, next week should bring a mini-harvest!!