Monday, July 6, 2009

Look! Awww it's so cute!....


Our very first tomato, picked today and will be eaten tonight!

I thought I'd post a few photos of our garden. I guess it's doing well for our first garden. We have a baby watermelon.
The tater tires will be ready for harvest soon.
Aside from an episode of blossom end rot the tomatoes are doing great. I've learned that there is a use for women's hose and it's cutting them up in strips to use for staking the tomato plants. It's amazing, when I wear them all I have to do is look at them sideways and they run, but get them outside in the garden and I have to use scissors.
Today my neighbor came over and told me that my popcorn would do better if I weeded it! It's okay, she can say those things and somehow I took it well. If JP had told me that I may have gotten a bit of a tude. Anyway, I weeded and put down straw now I hope she's happy. It does look better but I'm looking for yield here.
Before.

After!!
All in all, things are going along just great in the holler. JP enjoyed his long weekend by making 4 dozen bagels, 8 loaves of cuban bread, spagetti sauce and fresh pasta. Hey, if I'd reversed those first two you could sing it like the 12 days of Christmas song! Great, now I've got that song in my head...come on and sing along. On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me....
So, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells and little maids all in a row? I better stop now,,,blessings from the holler!

8 comments:

cowgirl said...

Mrs JP, Your garden is beautiful! I bet that tomato is going to be soooo tasty. I'm still waiting on mine to ripen. :)

Bob said...

Your sweet corn is looking good. Here in Texas, the trick is to keep anything alive during the summer.

Mrs. JP said...

Actually cowgirl, I sliced into a rotten tomato so I guess we're not over the plague yet.

Mrs. JP said...

But we've got High Hopes we've got high hopes, high apple pie, in the sky, hopes.....
I just wanted to share the tune running around in my head.........Your welcome :O)

Lena said...

Your garden looks great! What a cute tomato! The first ones are always so special. I love the baby watermelon....he(she?) is adorable.
I'm glad things are going well. Keep singing!

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Love that tomato! Your garden looks great!

AKA Angrywhiteman said...

Tomatos don't much like overhead watering, if you have to overhead water, do it in the morning so the plant dries off before nightfall. That may be the cause of your blossom end rot.

Elizabeth said...

I just discovered your blog, it is delightful!
I would love for you to visit me at simple pleasures.