Another weeks gone by and it was incredibly busy for us, full of baby showers, play dates and medical appointments. I found it hard to keep up with the housework so gardening was not happening. The most I got done was making sure everything was watered and the greenhouse tomato plants fertilized. Thankfully the gardens are at the point where a week of neglect isn’t too bad and barely noticeable. I will say that I’ve basically given up on pruning the tomatoes. I do some here and there but keeping up with 91 plants is just too much!
Anyways the garden seems to be doing well! I ate my first tomato – Amish paste variety, it was tasty! The tomatoes are all growing like crazy, I’m especially happy with how the greenhouse plants are doing, the shade cloth has proved to be a great purchase. The greenhouse peppers are also doing amazing, the peppers in the garden however are still not doing awesome. I’m going to try a bit of fertilizer but I actually think it’s too much sun. There are a couple plants being shaded by the zucchini and they are green and amazing, so maybe I need to get another shade cloth and rig it up somehow. Also a lot of the peppers are splitting, I thought maybe the hail we got before had damaged some but now there are more. From what I read online it’s probably due to inconsistent watering – which makes sense, so I guess I’ll try to be more consistent with the peppers. The greens, carrots, and onions are status quo. We ate our first half zucchini last night from Ezekiel’s little garden and he’s getting a couple pea pods to munch on per day which makes him happy. I cut our first dill harvest today, made some dill potatoes and froze the rest.
So here’s the garden in pictures!
That’s it for this week! I’m predicting that I’m going to be incredibly busy with tomatoes in the next three weeks. I’m mentally gearing up the busyness of canning in the fall. I think I’ll be doing a lot of baby wearing 🙂