I hadn’t seen my garden in a couple of days and knew there were strawberries to pick, so first thing this morning I headed out back. There were lots of strawberries to pick!
Everything else looks amazing, the rain has really made everything happy.
The tomatoes are all getting huge and bushy and the cheater plant I bought at Sledd Nursery has 7 or 8 tomatoes on it.
It is hard for me to say, as a promoter of raised garden beds, that the tomatoes in my Earthbox are bigger than those in my raised garden. I also promote and sell Earthboxes, but I’ve never been a bigger fan.
The black bean and corn bed is rocking along as well. The cheater tomato is in there too, where Nandina once mucked up my landscape. I planted corn from seed, then found some little transplants and got those. Then after Carol Ann at Boggy Creek Farm told me I planted a couple of weeks late, and to be wary of worms in June, I found a couple of transplants that were further along. So, I have corn at three levels of growth.
I found some lemon cucumber plants the other day and planted those. That sounds good, lemon and cucumber.
And the onions continue their slow march toward maturity. At least the bolting has halted, with the cooler weather.
The herbs on the patio are happy as well. I just bought more basil with pesto in mind, and some cilantro, with salsa in mind.