Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Its been a couple weeks since I've updated you guys about how the garden is doing. I have to admit, when I started all of this, I figured half of everything I planted would die. I really couldn't have been more wrong. The thing I've learned through my first season of gardening is that plants are really hearty. They survive and grow against all odds and no matter what conditions are around them. Every morning I take a stroll through our yard and take a look at our plants. They're big, healthy, and on the verge of unleashing pounds and pounds of tasty vegetables on us.
After planting the garden, we got hit with a bout of cloudy, dreary weather. The tomatoes suffered a bit and probably picked up a case of early blight. I freaked out when I saw dark spots on the leaves but Sarah's aunt assured me that sometimes this just happens. The weather wasn't great and the leaves got attacked. My fears subsided and I just let the plants do what they do... grow. In fact, they grew bigger and faster than I ever imagined. When I put the plants in, I thought that maybe I hadn't planted enough. There seemed to be so much open space. Well, space is now a problem. The Zucchini and Yellow Squash plants are monsters and might crowd out the bush bean plants that are next to them. I have a problem of over growth. Speaking of growth, check out what the 1-inch squash pictured above looks like today...
The big yellow squash you see in the photo is probably a couple of days away from being picked. It's the first fruit to spring from any of our plants and I'm feeling pretty happy about being able to eat something that I grew.
I could go on about how I feel about these plants and watching them grown but I think the pictures really do speak for themselves. I've got a stretch of earth that is growing food and giving me hours of enjoyment. There's really nothing more to it than that. This is the best hobby I have ever had. I walk outside every morning and feel a great sense of pride that I have been witness to the growth of these plants. Oh great, there's the wine talking again. Time to go. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
For anyone wondering, most of these pictures were taken with the 50mm 1.4 and the 10-22mm.
Posted by Thomas at 6:00 AM