Oh, my! Those tomatoes are insanely delicious.
I’ve waited (impatiently!) all Winter and well into Spring to be able to sink my teeth into these beauties.
I also picked my first red hot chili peppers and a Cajun bell this morning. I’m dreaming of salsa.
The garden is looking fabulous. These blooms are destined to become lemon cucumbers.
The sugar baby watermelon has it’s first bloom.
The Amish muskmelon (cantaloupe) is growing profusely, but no blooms yet.
The zucchini squash has begun putting out it’s first little blossoms.
The eggplants will be prolific this year… I counted 5 blossoms on one plant already. And I have 6 plants!
I must tell you that a squash blossom is one of my absolute favorite flowers. Beautiful. Brilliant color.
And I do declare we will be having yellow crookneck squash for dinner!
It' saddens me to show you this, but I’m keeping it real. I’m losing my war on weeds.
I mulched heavily with straw to keep the water in and weeds out, but it isn’t really working against the weeds.
Plan B; pull them up by hand. And I’m not looking forward to it.
The Homestead tomatoes are still thriving. See that cluster hiding in there? Yum.
I’m extremely happy to report that we’ve had significant rainfall for the past 2 days in a row.
And so you know that I wasn’t exaggerating about our drought conditions, I took these shots the morning before it rained.
The Contender green beans are hanging in there like champs. I’m sure the rain will make them happy again.
One can only irrigate so much. It just takes a good rain once in a while to keep a garden healthy.
And it’s looking like mama needs to break out the garden hoe here, too. Sigh.
But, all those fresh fruits and veggies will be so very worth the effort.