Monday, July 28, 2008

Garden Progress

These are the Amish Paste tomatoes that I started from seed(thanks to my great friend, Angie!) I am so happy with how they are doing. I cant wait to start canning them.

These are my Cherokee purple tomatoes. They are coming along very nicely. I am having some really bad splitting on the tops of the tomatoes, tho. Is that just because it has been raining so much?


This here is my front lawn....or the beginning of a front lawn anyway. Every time we get a huge rain our front yard and all the new seed ends up down the street. Really. Im not joking you at all. We have to go scoop it up and start all over. So, needless to say, it is a long, frustrating process.


This is my double knock out rosebush. I am in love with this bush and I talk to her every day. She seems to like that. She also likes all the dirt that gets dumped on her from the Tonka dump truck.

Little itty bitty cucumbers. Look how sweet they look.

12 comments:

farm mom said...

Serious envy over here. I have tiny tomatoes and no cukes at this point (late frost and a plague of bugs.) Everything looks really wonderful Maude! Yay for you! And yes, the cracks are from the heavy rains. Those heirlooms are notorious for it....but gosh, they're so much better flavor-wise that they're way worth it!!

Christy said...

My cherokee purples always split too. I think it is the breed.

frugalmom said...

Agnes: I have to say, I really do think Erma fits better. You dont HAVE to listen to Dorothy. I mean who is she anyway, to get to make up all the rules. I say run with it. I am so happy that all my plants are doing well. I think out of the 35 tomato plants, we only lost 3..so thats pretty good.

Christy: Do you like the taste of your Cherokees? Do you like them better than Brandywines?

Gnightgirl said...

I can hardly wait til I have a garden, next year. In the meantime, I do talk to my baskets of Impatiens when I water them every night...or when I'm apologizing to them for skipping a night, and they retaliate by wilting all over the place.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh, those are the sweetest little cukes...I actually found a couple mini ones on my cucumber vines last night, too! I was so excited.
I love your baby grass poking through...you'll have to throw a lawn party once it's fully established! :-)
And now, Maude, don't go rockin' the boat. Agnes agreed to the rules. Now be a dear and respect your elders.

Martha said...

We have had a great crop of cucumbers this year from 6 or 10 vines of 3 or 4 varieties that mature at different times.
The lemon cucumbers and pickling cucumbers are following the Armenian and basic burpless ones.

Tomatoes are so much more difficult to grow than anyone imagines - at least in zone 7 northeast Oklahoma weather.
We have plenty of green ones but now that it's over 100 they may not turn red.

frugalmom said...

Danni: You will for sure be invited if I EVER get a lawn. Who knew one could miss grass so much. I am so tired of all this dirt....mainly the fact that it comes in my house by feet, window, dump trucks, and pockets....

frugalmom said...

martha: Thanks for stopping by. I am growing parisian pickling cukes and Japanese climbers. The tomatoes are doing really well, just cracking and splitting pretty badly. They still taste divine tho.

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

Hi, I'm new, just came over from Achorn Farm.
Cherokee purple tomatoes? I can't wait to see more pictures of them. They are on my "wish list" for next year. When I first saw them on rareseeds.com I told myself I have to have them next year.

My Garden Journal said...

All my tomatoes are still green, except the dwarf cherry tomatoes. I am getting tons of beans, cucumbers and zucchini... Love summer!

frugalmom said...

YD's a little bit of everything place : Hi. Thanks for coming by. I have to say that the cherokee purple is really good to eat! This is my first yr trying them and I am really impressed with how well they have done. But, Like farm mom said...they do tend to crack pretty readily.

My Garden Journal: Nice to see you. We are just now beginning to feel the love of the cucumber. Picked a few just yesterday! I am sure they will be part of my lunch today.

curlygrrl said...

Garden looks great! I'll post some pics of mine on my blog. I came by to see if you had any great canning/preserving resources. I just made up a big batch of pickles (my first time canning) and I really wanna get rolling on tomatoes. I'd love to never buy another can of tomatoes.