Tomatoes are finally beginning to ripen!
I am so excited today! We just got back from a 3-day trip, and the first thing I noticed in the garden upon my return were baby melons! I wasn’t even sure we’d get some this year, since it is my first time trying to grow some in containers.
Both the Minnesota Midget and the Golden Midget have set fruit. Nothing yet on the Nutmeg Extra Early plant though, which is a shame because it is supposed to be the most delicious of the varieties I’m trying out this summer.
I let my cilantro flower (oops!) and it’s going to seed. Fortunately, these can either be resown or used in the kitchen.
Lots of beans are ready to eat, and the cucumbers will soon be too!
Things are coming along nicely! The patio is starting to look like a small jungle.
Weeding isn’t much of a necessity in container gardens, and I’m happy to avoid that chore! I actually got overeager last week and plucked away at plants that didn’t seem to belong, only to realize too late that I had inadvertently pulled up all my long-awaited dill seedlings…
In any case, I’ve left a lot of “weeds” to grow since the beginning of summer, and have been rewarded with some plants that aren’t weeds at all!
Above, a beautiful head of lettuce that grew from a seed that was dropped or blown away.
Middle, purslane, which is growing in several containers. I also have chamomile, which I had decided not too grow this year because it did so poorly last year. It self seeded though, so let’s see how it turns out!
Below, nasturtiums growing in a pot alongside a ground cherry bush. They are also growing from a seed that was likely dropped there.
More garden snapshots, June 25, 2014
Above, a petunia just starting to open; middle, tomato blossoms and a pole bean plant; bottom, spearmint and a baby Spacemaster cucumber