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Garden Attempts by Novices - Take 19

June 20, 2007 - 11:10 PM

The verdict is in... a glimmer of red that was not there yesterday...

Red Tomato!!

This is on our cherry tomato plant, his name is "Tom."  Ezekiel's plant "Bobby" is producing another nice orange one too.  I don't know if it is the potion I gave them on Tuesday or not, but either way, it is exciting!  I know sun really helps tomatoes turn red and they are definitely getting a lot of that.  I am starting to wonder about the type of tomatoes I choose.  I was recommended to get Champion and that they would produce a big yield.  I am starting to think I may try a Big Boy in one of my spring crop beds just for comparison.  We'll see though if it is the type or me.

Also, I am still trying to track the progress of the zucchini too.  I think they are finally starting to look the nice darker green they are supposed to be... what do you think?  We are supposed to get more rain the next two days sometime. 

A. Zuc Before

B. Zuc After

And, as I mentioned before, our cabbage are monsters, with or without magic potion!  Here is Ezekiel next to the biggest one, and it is finally starting to make it's head in the center!  Crazy!  (What a handsome looking boy Ezekiel is too!)  This photo made Josh exclaim, "Now I can see why they made Little Shop of Horrors!"

BIG Cabbage!

(FYI: Directly behind him is the row of edamame, then 2 close rows of beans, then 2 spread out rows of peppers, then a patch of eggplant and cucumbers and then the tomatoes.  The crazy bushy thing in the first row of peppers is our cilantro.  This plant looks like anything but cilantro, I am interested to see just what it turns in to.) 

This is Ezekiel's seed patch...

1. Celery               2. Carrots                    3. Parsley & Sage 

Zeke's celery  Zeke's Carrots  Parsley Sage

Even though the celery seeds started where the marker starts, they are growing very sparse.  There are actually a bunch of carrots in the celery row at the end.  I didn't think Ezekiel got that crazy while planting these, but maybe.  The carrots are growing up nice and getting bigger since yesterday and their magic potion.  The parsley and sage are growing really well, I forgot to plant rosemary and time, but the oregano and basil are really tiny and working hard to fight the grass weeds.  I think we may try and plant some more of our seeds of those 2 and of the celery.

More proof that the kids prefer the play to work. I still am going to get you a grumpy photo of the boys, honest.  There are some great kids sized climbing trees a stone's throw from our garden site.  (If you look close you can see that Ezekiel<

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