Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Tuesday Tending - Week 5
Lately my favorite part of working in my garden has been the smell on my hands afterward. Did you know tomatoes have a very particular scent on their leaves? It's lovely, and it doesn't wash off easily so it's a good thing I like it!
The biggest negative is I have fire ants. Oh how I loathe fire ants. I suppose I have chosen to live in the wrong part of the country for such loathing. Now I need a non-toxic way to kill them. Spilling poison pellets into my veggies seems like a bad idea.
Now for pictures:
See the little green plant in my logo above? That was my first little zucchini plant. Now look at them! My garden bed is looking like a zucchini patch. Believe it or not the bed is 4' x 8'. Serious zucchini!
When I bought my little bitty tomato plants I asked the lady at the nursery what size cages I should buy. She suggested medium and my husband insisted I think positive and buy the largest they had. Good thing.
And even more rewarding is all 6 tomato plants have fruit growing on them! Little cherry tomatoes first, then the 2 larger varieties.
How is your garden growing? I'd love pictures, put a link to your blog in the comments please...