I am in love.
Fresh strawberries, right from my garden!
And so many more, on the way!
I am so excited that things are growing. I've killed some things, others, have no idea why they're there or how to stop them, and then I have some select items I started from seeds that are just perking along beautifully.
Let's have a look, shall we?
First up, we have our broccoli. It's a cold season item, so you can plant them before the last frost. We've had deep freezes since I planted them, and they're still happy. For whatever reason, they are all clumped together in chunks, although I didn't spread the seeds that way.
Broccoli. They aren't loners.
Here's a happy cluster of tomatoes. These are the only tomatoes that are actually flourishing, and I think I should go get a tomato plant instead, because at the rate we're going....we won't have any tomatoes. And if you know me, you know I love tomatoes. Inhale them. All by themselves. I can't resist tomatoes.
So I need to go get a plant someone else started, I think.
These carrots are slightly psychotic in their growth, and they're chugging along very well. They seem to be happy to be in the ground. I wonder, is it ok that these carrots are kind of in a clump? Will they battle it out over soil space? I have another row of carrots, and they're all spread out and sprouting, but there's like, 8 potential carrots in that pic up there.
My peppers are still alive. That's a good start. And there's a little mini guy in there, I don't know what he is, but I guess he's learning from the Big Sprouts or something. An intern, perhaps?
These are four green bean plants. I need to plant the rest of the seeds, because these guys aren't waiting for anything. They're flowering, and I think that means they'll be making beans! Right?
And of course, our blueberries. Bella the blueberry plant has a few berries (this is her, modeling) and I check every day to see if they're blue yet. Nope. Another day of waiting.
Edward, however, has a ton of flowers, but he looks a little sad and his berries are very slow to form, it seems. I don't know what his problem is. But he and Bella better straighten out their issues and co-pollinate, or else.....or else....
Or else I'll have to go and buy blueberries to get my fix. The travesty!
Now for some weirdos.
These were here from the previous owners - chives! I know they're chives, but the purple flowers were pretty, so I lopped off a bunch of them and put it in the bathroom in a vase, trying to be all Martha Stewart-y, putting my own cut flowers in a vase. The shower guests thought it odd that I had chives in a vase in the bathroom.
Someone please take this thing! It's bigger than Topaz! I do believe it's rhubarb, and we have no use for it, and frankly, I think I might just take the leaves and fashion a cabana in the backyard. I wish I had an item to compare it to so you could see how big these leaves are. I'll do that soon.
Ah, the garden. I've eaten a total of 4 strawberries from it. And lettuce I was checking to see if it was poisonous or not. It's not.
That? Is a thing of beauty!