I managed to snap a few photos as we were running out the door to Colorado.
Meet “the pollinator.” I added these flowers to our squash and tomato garden to attract the bees. And it worked! I have seen quite a few yellow and black bugs flying around!
Also, I planted some bush green bean plants into the square foot planters. Those should be ready by late August, early September…and I imagine we’ll be eating green beans every night of the week!
I have two of these tomato varieties…they are sized between a Roma tomato and a grape/cherry tomato. (Forgive that I can’t remember the name and don’t feel like trudging all the way out to the back garden to look on the little marker.) There are quite a few of these bunches on both plants!
My “Big Boy” tomatoes are holding up to their name, as you can see. That’s a “big boy!”
The herbs are the only harvesting I have done thus far. Some of my tomatoes are turning red…it won’t be long!
The only critter update that I have is this…
“Mom, come quick…there’s a squirrel in the garden.”
“Well, go yell at it and scare it out of there.”
And the little people scurried away to scare off the squirrels. They were in the back garden and I was quite surprised, as I have it fenced off. The only way I figure they managed to get in there was by climbing up the wooden corner posts and back down into the garden. *sigh*
They didn’t seem to do any damage…likely because 2 little boys came screaming and hollering before they could find a snack!!!
And don’t forget…
Next week’s Grow. Eat. $ave vegetable is ZUCCHINI!
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Whether it’s small harvest, or a large one, we wanna know! Feel free to link up your blog post below…or leave an update in the comments!!!