Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Garden Bounty

After a sluggish start, our garden seems to be doing pretty well. We have green beans galore, and the tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers look good. We planted peppers that seem to be fizzling out, but otherwise, things are moving along. The only issue, and it's a big one, is if the tomatoes will ripen in time. It's become a race against time because at some point the days will get shorter and cooler, and that may spell the demise of our tomatoes. It's a shame because the plants look so nice and we have so many of them.

It's been a learning experience with such a short growing season and so many critters to contend with. We were thinking of how nice it would be to use our own homegrown tomatoes at the market, but again, it's a question of time. The weather has been a little strange, as well, and I think it affected the garden. Many people (not all) commented on how slow their tomatoes were growing. Oh well, all we can do now is wait and see. Next year I think we'll start earlier and leave the plants in the greenhouse for a longer duration to get the plants really cranking before we put them into the ground.

Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Rick Ligthelm for the pic.

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