I’ve been so busy lately, I’ve gotten way behind on this blog. The gardens are coming along nicely with our frequent rain. The tomato plants I planted on the side in February, in defiance of the threatened last frost, are taller than I and have set fruit.
The tomatoes planted in early March are growing and flowering like crazy, which is a little more time appropriate. The Matt’s Wild Cherry volunteers have set a ton of tiny fruit. This is my least favorite tomato variety, and I will continue to harvest for a while, then dedicate the space to something I enjoy more.
I’m getting 5 to 10 strawberries a day and have been for a couple of weeks. I’m eating some and freezing some for later. Because my volume is low, I purchased some Poteet Strawberries for jam. I made strawberry, vanilla, meyer lemon jam with meyer lemons from a friend’s tree in Houston. My meyers were done weeks ago.
The onions are the garden star right now, as I’ve harvested probably 30 fairly large onions that had bolted. I’ve eaten some bur dried most for storage in a mesh bag that the G and S Oranges come in. I have loads more to harvest, probably this weekend, as one by one they are showing signs of wanting to lay down.
The peppers are just in the ground and flowering, as they tend to produce better in the heat. I’ll put in more peppers, watermelon seeds, cucumber seeds and squash perhaps in the onion beds once I harvest those and amend the soil with compost and a bunch of new soil.
I’d love to hear how your gardens are growing!