I haven’t posted an update on my vegetable garden since Mother Nature decided to
rain snow on my parade at the beginning of June. My garden mostly made it through the setback. I lost a cucumber, a couple of cauliflower, some white onions and an heirloom tomato plant in total.
Looking at this picture though, they aren’t really missed. To give you an idea of how well everything is growing, I stood behind my beautiful tomatoes for a picture. I am about 5’6″ tall, so you can see here that my tomatoes are HUGE.
Also in this first picture is the amazing garden shed that Papa Bird built. He’s one handy guy.
Not only that, they are all really producing. In about a month I hope to be sharing some pictures of all of my different heirloom colours. I have 12 heirloom tomatoes that made it through.
I clipped and pruned the tomatoes back to get more energy to all of the tomatoes that are already growing. If I didn’t do this, then my plants would continue to put all of their efforts in to growing and sprouting more flowers which is great, but then my tomatoes that are growing would have a harder time of ripening and becoming the big sizes I know that some of them are supposed to be.
My other vegetables are doing well too. The peas and beans have taken off and I can’t wait to eat them when they are ready. Baby Bird already spends snack time standing in the garden eating fresh peas.
The corn is short, but I am still getting ears. I can’t wait to barbecue them up in September.
Here are some pictures of my flowers from around the yard as well.
For my fellow Green Thumbs. How are your gardens looking? Have you started eating from them yet?
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.