It seems that after every time is rains here, I go out to check on plants that are twice as large as the last time I checked on them.
It rained pretty much all day yesterday. It was terrible. We had to go to the grocery store and I got soaked walking from my car to the front doors. I dropped Laura off close to the building, but as for me, I got wet. And even though I dropped her off, there was a slight chance of her getting rained on. With that in mind, I offered to remove my shirt so she could use it as a makeshift umbrella. Being the lady she is, she declined. Which was good, because I didn’t really feel like walking from my car to the store with no shirt on.
Our garden is getting bigger and bigger. How many times can I repeat these words? It’s the first time I’ve ever done anything like this and there have been some lessons learned. Like my sister Stephanie jokingly told me the other day, “When they say these plants will get big, they mean it.” It’s just that it’s so difficult to imagine anything becoming so monstrous from such a tiny seed. Especially the tomatoes…and squash…and cucumber. That’s pretty much what we’ve got, so yeah, it’s difficult to imaging these plants the way they currently are.
My update is this: the tomato plants are getting taller and taller every day. They’re probably about three and a half feet tall right now. Some are still small because I planted them later on, but as far the older ones, they’re well on their way to giving us the fruit we’ve been planning for. The squash now have oodles of flowers and what I’d estimate as about five baby squash. On a squash plant, after the orange flower hangs around for a few days, a nice tiny yellow tube starts to form. That’s your squash. Let it grow for a while and there you go. Also, our cucumber plants are going wild. They’re also flowering. I tried to take a picture of a few of the flowers, but it didn’t work out. They weren’t worthy of this blog. They are flowering though and the leaves look just great.
I haven’t been paying all too much attention to our strawberry plants, but as of today’s inspection, it looks like we’ve got another round coming about. And these aren’t all weird looking like the last batch. I took pictures of everything I’m talking about here and I’ll display them below.
I think that’s it. I have no idea when anything will be ready for picking because I don’t know the time it takes for a flower to grow into a fruit, but I’m sure it’ll be soon. At the rate things are growing, we’ll have a whole lot to choose from.