Monday, August 18, 2008

Garden Update

What chickens don't eat, they will trample or tear up just for fun. So, between hail in June and ever growing chicken feet and beaks, not many of the dozen tomato plants have survived. I am convinced, however, that nothing short of pulling the plant out will kill Yellow Pear. This hardy soul only has one tomato on it right now, but it is turning that lovely yellow color, and if I get to it before the chickens, I could have a sweet bit of tomato heaven in the next day or two.

Male flower buds on the Eight Ball Zucchini plant. The one that is coloring up is ready to use for pollination. I rarely wait until they are actually open these days.
This is a Mexico Midget tomato. The seed is several years old and I was surprised it was so viable. I set out several, but this plant is the lone survivor of this type. There are a few thumbnail sized green tomatoes on it. Unlike Yellow Pear, it does not seem to set fruit when the temps are in the mid to high 90s.

I know, I know, I'm not supposed to let basil flower. Still, I had some basil in my (still store-bought) eggs this morning along with some of the rosemary that you can almost see in this photo. Also added a pinch of fresh oregano. Yum!


MeadowLark said...

Just wandering through (teee hee. pun intended) to catch up on your growing season. We had 36 degrees the other night, and I've only had one single red tomato. :(

PS. Can you tell when someone subscribes to your page in a feed reader? I've always wondered because I don't ever subscribe directly, but in my add-on reader. Just curious.

KMU said...

Probably there's a way for me to tell who has subscribed to my blog, but mostly it's for my own records, for my Mom who lives several hours away from me, and for the Auntie and Grandma to my Chickies (you know who you are). I had no idea that other people actual read it! Thanks for stopping by. Wander through any time... by the way, so far, I got to eat one yummy yellow pear cherry tomato. And now the nights are going from the 60's to the 50's (even though the days are still in the upper 90's to low 100's), so I doubt any more tomatoes will make it to harvest. (Oh, chickies got two more yellow pear toms that were bug bit and cracked). But it's time to start thinking of planting the cycle of life continues.