This is my favorite time for gardening. It’s the time when everything seems to be growing an inch or two a day, when every visit to your garden reveals a dozen more beans, new flowers on vines, and tomatoes that seem to have popped up overnight.
Like this Roma tomato! I’m out in the yard every afternoon, but somehow I didn’t notice there was a tomato growing on the plant until it was several inches in size. I’m hoping this will be the first of many–I want to make lots of roasted tomato sauce to freeze this summer.
I have two full-size Dragon Tongue Beans and a bunch more on the way. I’m thinking of starting some more seeds this weekend so we can enjoy these all summer long! If you’re looking for an easy heirloom bean to grow in your garden, try this one.
The Beurre de Rocquencourt Wax Beans are doing well too.
The Purple of Romagna Artichoke plant is huge and spiky. I think maybe I should have given it more than one square.
This is either a pattypan or crookneck squash plant. I wrote the names of my plants on the peat containers I started the seedlings in and the writing washed off on a lot of them. I need a better plan for the fall!
Onions! This is another square where I have only a vague idea of what’s growing. There are some Red Creole Onions, Heshiko Bunching Onions, and then the onions on the far right and left corner are the bottoms of green onions from the supermarket. Did you know you can plant those and they’ll start growing again? It’s true!
How is your garden doing this month? Have you gotten any tomatoes yet?