Posts tagged ‘Tomatoes’

July 17, 2011

Seeing red (and green)

Our biggest heirloom tomato is finally turning red. We haven’t had many more tomatoes come out on this plant, but at least something good is happening. We also have a lot of yellow leaves, which is a little worrisome, but we’ll wait and see. We also had a great bean harvest! It amounted to this bunch that you see here plus another just as large. Not too shabby for a first pick! The cute little flower tub is on the other side of the deck. We added that a few weeks ago, and she’s doing great!

June 19, 2011

First Fruits and Flowers!

We are on our way! The first tomato is about the size of a golf ball. You can’t see in this photo, but in its cluster are two more that are about the size of blueberries.  You can also see additional flowers coming out on the right that will eventually be more delicious fruits! Here’s also the first squash blossom and finally, a pea blossom! The peas are getting almost as tall as the railing. I added another braided support today, but was wondering when we would see something other than vines.

June 11, 2011

Jungling out

So we’re only on Week 3, and the garden looks great. We got some great tips on how to prune and stake tomatoes from the folks over at Fine Gardening. This was really exciting, as I was left feeling really blah about the completely ugly and HUGE tomato cages out there.  Bottom line: stakes are great! I cut up some light green rags for ties and they blend right in.