I'm going to try to do a better job of writing down what I'm observing and when in the garden. I always think "Oh, I'll remember where I planted the lettuce last year" or "Of course I'll be able to keep track of which variety of tomato did the best last summer." Considering that most mornings I have trouble remembering where I took off my shoes the night before, I'm not sure why I persist in this utterly ridiculous belief.
|Little pumpkin seedlings emerging in June...|
|One month later! And still growing like mad. The tendrils are now starting to take over the pathway.|
|We got a couple pints of strawberries a week from early June until a week or so into July.|
|One afternoon's harvest - snap peas, lavender, strawberries, lettuce, eggs.|
The tomatoes are just starting up now, and I have to say (knock on wood) that they're looking a lot better than I hoped. Tomatoes are hard in our damp, temperate climate, and I never seem to have much luck. This year I got all cherry varieties, which appear to be a little less fussy. The Sweet Millions plants look the best overall, but the first ripe tomato came from the Sungold. I'm so excited for garden-fresh tomatoes, but I'm trying to reign it in just in case it doesn't go that well.
Now time to get back out there for more weeding!
|Well, some of us will weed. Others prefer to watch and sunbathe.|