It’s a . . .

baby tomato!  The garden is really growing now.  There are about  10 wee tomatoes growing now.  The zucchini, eggplants and cucumbers are coming along nicely too.  The watermelon and corn are doing fine, but I’m concerned about their futures as the weather stars getting really hot.  It’s not much to look at but I’m excited anyway. 

The herb garden (no pictures tonight) is also coming along nicely.  I put some flowers in near the front of the house this afternoon.  The nice nursery man assured me these flowers really can withstand full Florida sun all summer.  We shall see – I’ve never had any luck with flowers here.  Cross your fingers.

And, last but not least, here is 2010’s laundry toad – Jerome XII.  I name them all Jerome.  He comes out and keeps me company when I do laundry at night.  Isn’t he adorable?

2 thoughts on “It’s a . . .

  1. Alexander's class at school is growing a garden (they partnered with Marriot and an architectural firm to build garden boxes)…anyway she sent me home with a bunch of romaine lettuce on Friday…some of it was really good…some of it was so bitter it was inedible. Someone told me that meant it was “bolting” and harvested too late and that FL would be pretty hard to grow lettuce. I can't decide whether to tell her to harvest the lettuce faster/earlier or not. I don't want to hurt her feelings and sound ungrateful. I am thinking about building some boxes out back and being ready to have my own garden for winter crops.

  2. Yeah, lettuce is tricky.

    If you want to do the boxes, check out the book Square Foot Gardening from your library. Once the boys start moving out, I think that's the route Mike and I will go.

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