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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Garden Party - Plants Like Sun!

We are really starting to see things happen in the garden this week. This has been such a stark contrast to last year (no sun, cool weather, no produce) that it is as if we had never had a garden before!

Do you see this guy? He's an actual tomato!

A couple of Santa Fe Grande peppers are getting close to being ready.

And this (among the weeds) is a blossom on the watermelon plant!  We've got a few of them, though there are hard to spot with the all of the vines.
We've got at least 46 ears of corn growing right now.  Not bad for a crop we never really expected to grow.  I know I go on and on about the corn, but it is incredibly satisfying to watch!

The sweet peppers that had the slug infestation are finally beginning to thrive.
And the first of the pumpkins formed over the weekend!

I can't imagine what next week will bring.  Any ideas?  Check back next week to see - in the meantime, check out An Oregon Cottage for her weekly Garden Party.

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  1. Next week will bring me fresh green beans. Maybe even by the end of this week!

    I'm happy to see your peppers are perking up, I'm not holding out much hope for mine.

  2. I love how you can see all the little bristles on the tomato plant in your picture. And your pumpkin is too cute!

  3. Hooray!! Looks like things are really going well in your garden. You have a nice selection of fruits ripening!!

  4. the vegetables are really coming along!! dont you love the surprizes you find when you walk out and look!!