Our garden has really taken off. The tomato, cucumber, cantaloupe, squash and fig trees are at least twice the size of my last update. And the tomato plants are flowering quite a plenty. I’d estimate we have about 50 or so flowers right now. And what’s really exciting is that we have our first little green tomato.
My sister, Stephanie, informed me last week that we’d start seeing these small green “balls” in a week or two. I guess she was correct, because that’s what we’ve got. And if the dying off of the flower and emergence of fruit is what’s going to happen, we’ll surely have tons come next week. She laughs because she’s grown tomatoes for that past few years. She tells me that we’re going to be inundated with tomatoes – all at the same time. In my opinion, that’s not a bad problem to have.
I’m not sure what’s going to happen with the rest of what we’re growing. While the remaining plants are getting larger at a healthy rate, I’ve never actually seen anything like this through before. I suppose they’ll follow the same pattern at the tomatoes – flower first, then have a small green ball appear. It’s going to be exciting.
While I was in the garden this afternoon, I did a bit of pruning on a few tomato plants and soil replenishment for some of the buckets. The rain compacted the soil and it was getting kind of low. I could see small white roots beginning to grow at the base of the tomato plants. They were crying for something to root into, so I gave them what they needed. I also saw some really cool new growth on a few of the plants, so I ran to grab my camera. What I have below is simply an up close view of the way things look this afternoon. As time passes, I’ll take some more photos of the entire garden from a distance.