The boys love to walk through the very small paths between plants in the garden, they can’t help themselves.
We have just started picking tomatoes yesterday…they are barely turning color. We are going to have so many tomatoes this year I hope C actually eats them. Last year he loved to pick them but I would find 5 to 10 tomatoes almost every morning with one bite out of them and spit out on the ground next to the tomato plant. I guess you can’t blame him for trying to like them.
So, here is the state of our garden now and some of the yummy food we have enjoyed picking and eating.
The birds have enjoyed more of our broccoli than we have. I keep seeing birds perch themselves on the broccoli flowers and peck away at the broccoli.
Our snap peas were short-lived this year. I couldn’t keep the boys from picking them and they couldn’t get the hang of picking the snap peas without uprooting the plant. So, we only got one round of snap peas. It was surprising to see this new growth and little snap pea still trying to produce. The entire rest of the plant is brown and finished.
Our green beans were very plentiful. I was able to keep the boys away from them (of course, not something I always want to do but felt if we were going to eat anything out of our garden I needed to) and I probably picked almost 2 gallon bags full of green beans. Of course, we gave some away to neighbors and we ate many as fast as I could pick them. This is my favorite plant to grow so far. I love how beautiful the leaves are, the green beans hide deep in the plant and grow so fast. I love green beans.
Our tomatoes are just starting to turn color. We have picked maybe 3 or 4 tomatoes so far. There are probably 200+ left that will soon be ready to eat. We planted a couple of varieties of small tomatoes and even had an unexpected tomato plant make its way to a full plant without us intentionally planting it. We didn’t get the surprise tomato plant supported until recently so it is pretty leggy. I catch the boys just staring at these plants willing the tomatoes to change color so they can pick and eat them.
And our last plant in our garden are the carrots…We just dug them up, what a fun activity for our whole family. Our carrots last year were small, bitter and very twisted. This year they were huge, straight and tasty, what a difference.
L’s garden is growing too. There are a couple of carrots that look like they need a little more time in the ground. His garden is in more shade than our main garden. His tomatoes are a little further along than ours, they will be ready to eat soon. He is still so proud of his garden and always wants to give anyone who comes over a tour.
Well, I think my last garden post of the season will be all about tomatoes, I can’t wait to eat and share.
I am really interested: What types of tomatoes did you plant this year? Did you find that something in your garden tasted really different than you expected? What is the first thing you look forward to picking out of your garden when you go to harvest?