I have found a few flower buds on my tomato plants and I'm oh so excited to see if they are going to make fruit. Everything else is growing steadily, though the squash aren't looking ...alive. I've pulled two of the squash so far, since they were beyond any help really. The weather cooled down a bit from the crazy 90 degree days and the spinach, lettuce, peas and cabbage absolutely love it and have been visibly growing everyday. The corn has slowed down a bit in growing and the leaves have turned a bit yellow, I think they will benefit the most from the blood meal. The radish are making round bright red bulbs, but even they are starting to yellow a bit in the leaves. The potatoes are vigorous and exuberant....if any plant could have emotions then they would be it. My husband assures me that my oats are indeed getting taller, but since I stare at them pretty much everyday I can't tell.
A couple of nephews wanted to see the garden yesterday and since they were so excited I went ahead and pulled out a couple of tiny radishes for them. They were about 3/4 inch across and both boys were amazed at the fact that something that was growing became food once you washed the dirt off. They had a million questions and I had to promise them they could come and help me pick the other vegetables when they were ready.
Some photos of our days.....
|it seem the flowers bloom in waves.|
|the mountains play with clouds like children play with toys.|
|horrible picture but I keep trying! I think he has a nest near my garden. While I weed he sits in the bushes and chirps at me in a rather offended tone. i get brief views of his bright yellow chest.|
|Self promotion! I now have for sale a bath tea made with arctic herbs. My favorite mix! more info: www.SalmonberryOrigins.Etsy.com|
|We hike around and find deep pools that are good fishing spots.|
|A nephew ...being a boy. <3|
|Gives you an idea of the amount of mosquitoes we get here.|