Thursday, August 04, 2011

Garden

Does a gardener ever get over the wonder of plant life?
I love the smell of tomato plants.  If Eau de Tomato were available, I'd totally wear it.

I had two little rows of green beans, but alas, they are no more. 
To the fat little bunny who nibbled them down to nubs:
WATCH OUT.  I HAVE HALF A MIND TO CATCH YOU AND PUT YOU IN MY SOUP POT.

This baby bell pepper is so cute, wedged in there. 
(Even cuter, though:  the baby jalapenos!)

My snow peas are just about done.  They don't appreciate the 90+-degree weather we've had.
Very few of them made it into the house anyway.  The girls loved eating them right off of the plants!

 For the record, when the pumpkin seed package tells you to allow eight feet of space all around your pumpkin plant, you should definitely obey.  These monsters are threatening to choke out my parsley, several pepper plants, and especially my basil, which is doing exceptionally well!  (Same thing goes for Eau de Basil, by the way.)
I have a couple watermelon plants back there by the mysterious blue bucket also. They're not nearly as invasive as the pumpkins.  I'm thinking of ripping out a couple of the really huge vines, since the root base isn't doing well anyway. 
How's your garden growing?

2 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Looks like a lovely garden patch! We have five *volunteer* tomato plants & they are doing great. The Lord is so good to me - I really wanted a garden (which is kinda impossible in our present yard) & He gave me these tomato plants just for fun :-)

Alicia said...

Looks fabulous, Karen! Our peas suffered from the heat too. We're going to plant them again for a fall harvest. I totally agree about the amazing aroma of tomato plants -- dill is my next favorite garden smell!