The Fairy Tale Egg Plants have flowered!
The zucchinis are somehow still thriving (we have dealt with squash borers and disease)
^8 ball zucchinis
We ate our first 8 ball zucchinis last night for dinner
The summer squash zucchinis were growing, and there were new ones this morning that needed some "sexy time" in order to ensure the next zukes would grow.
The tomatoes are still growing, and so far none of them have blossom end rot! Score! We litterally planted an entire bed of tomatoes:
They are actually bigger than this now. Trying to find all the tomatoes in this box is like trying to find Rambo in the Vietnam jungle, you might get hurt trying.
The melons (cantaloupes and watermelons) are grabbing onto their trellis! They too are flowering and we are so very excited.
The peppers are coming along nicely too
(we have a box twice the size of the tomatoes full of a variety of peppers)
Having a garden is like having more children. It can make you feel proud, excited, disappointed, and (at times) worried. Like who is going to watch it for you (water it) while you are away for a few days. Or how can you safely protect it from nature's elements without resorting to chemical warfare? Its a challenge and a learning experience, but just like being a (real) parent, I wouldn't trade it for anything.