the tomato plants are thriving this year. i think it has something to do with the narrow raised bed we planted them in. they're fuller and producing hundreds of blooms and even more tomatoes.
this is just one of the very many. since this photo was taken, quite a few of them have grown larger and a couple are even turning yellow!
we're all loving this volunteer plant that popped up about a month ago.
when there isn't much of it, weeding can be very relaxing. the weeds are behaving themselves this year and without any chemically help.
the zucchini plants look beautiful but aren't producing that well. i cut off a few runt zucchinis to see if it might help. i'm starting to see a few healthy ones growing, probably going to pick those this weekend and steam them to go with dinner. i also really want to try goat cheese stuffed fried blossoms!
i can hardly wait to taste that first sun warmed ripe tomato. they really do look like they're going to be bountiful this year.
couldn't resist one more...
and here is our mini garden with our "scarecrow" my grandpa put together using his old work clothes. we also planted bell peppers, jalapenos, cucumbers, watermelon and sunflowers (only one sprouted... lame!) i'm having the greatest time learning, reading and trying to absorb as much as i can. i've finally found something i'm passionate about and someday this mini garden will turn into something much bigger... on acreage.

what's going on in your garden these days?


  1. You're so doing the right thing. Start small whilst dreaming big.
    Before you know it you'll have a glut of some veggies and you'll start thinking about pickles, chutneys and preserves. It's such a good life!

    I'm really enjoying this blog....I'll add it to my blog list.

    Hunt gather and grow or foodie? What do you think?

  2. i think i'm incredibly flattered and unworthy of being on your blog list. :) thank you!