Swiss chard…growing like a weed. Must be the cooler temps last week…and all. the. rain.
The Brussels sprout stalk is getting taller too!
Romaine lettuce…growing nice and tall. One of the leaves has some nibbles in it…but I’m thinking all the rain has been keeping the bugs away. All the other lettuce leaves are growing strong with no holes or pests!
I planted 20 tomato plants…12 of which were grown in my friend Lucy’s greenhouse. She is a master gardener and she ended up with too many tomato plants for her garden. So we traded. I bought her dinner at a fun Bistro in Dayton…and she gave me tomato plants 🙂
Now my “back garden” has 18 tomato plants (the other 2 are in the SFG patio planters), and 4 cucumber plants that can climb the old grapevine frame.
Last year, I planted a “lasagna pot” and this year, I’m doing the same! This year, I’ve got oregano (round leaves in the front), thyme (tiny little leaves behind the oregano, by the dead leaf), sage (white and green leaves in back left) and parsley (taller green leaves behind the oregano).
I love having all the fragrant spices all together!
And isn’t this amazing?! This is the edge of one of the cabbage leaves with a huge droplet of water sitting right on it. I find it fascinating that the leaves have a protective anti-water coating (wax, I presume…I have not researched this) that forces the water that falls on the leaves to slide off into the ground below…hydrating the roots and plant from the ground up. Simply fascinating!
Mary…Mary…Quite Contrary…How does YOUR garden grow?!
We’d love to hear updates from your garden…harvesting anything yet.