My garden is fantastic! This week we’ve used quite a bit of basil, parsley, some radishes, lots of lettuce and the big news is . . there are baby tomatoes!
Did I tell you how many tomato plants we have? Last time I counted, we had 88 plants. That is way too many but every time we saw a variety we didn’t have, we bought it and some of those packs have 9 plants so they added up more quickly than we realized. Next spring I’ll have to be more careful about buying tomatoes or else I need a bigger garden.
The little kitchen garden is going great too. This is mostly lettuce and radishes. I plant the radishes anywhere there’s an open spot. They make and are gone so quickly, they won’t interfere with anything. I’ve been pulling the outer leaves off the lettuce to use in salads and on sandwiches. We use the tops of the radishes in salads too.
The only problems so far are (1) the cucumbers don’t look so good. I looked at the garden center yesterday and what they had looked as bad as mine. They told me it’s been a rough spring for cucumbers so I’ll just see what happens with mine. And, (2) the only spot I had for the fennel is way too sunny and I think it’s going to struggle, if not just give up and die in the full sun.
Everything else is going fine. I love being able to run out and snip parsley or basil or grab a few leaves of lettuce. We can hardly wait for tomatoes and I’m betting by the time they’re all done, I’ll be very sorry we planted to many!