Garden Update

4 big tomatoes + lots of flowers

16 cherry tomatoes + lots of flowers
6 zucchini blooms
I think today will be a 180oz of water day. The plants weren’t droopy when I got home and I set up the bean trellis, tied up some of the tomatoes, and spread some fertilizer. I can just about taste those tomatoes…

Picture Post

I’ve been busy lately. Here are some pictures.

My first (cherry) tomatoes! I currently have 14 tomatoes growing, with lots more buds on the way. In addition, between last night and this morning, my zucchini plant has flowered as well. So now I am conflicted as to whether I should stuff and fry the squash blossoms or wait for the zucchinis. My poor plants have had their water dosage upped as well. They have been getting 120 oz of water a day. Yesterday we had a high of 94. They looked very droopy and sad when I got home, so they ended up with 240 oz of water yesterday. Today they’ve already had 120 oz, so hopefully they won’t be too droopy by the time I get home. (High is currently 94 and rising)
This weekend I was invited to go to the performance of the Ramsey’s Braggarts Morris Men. There’s a very complicated story as to why I was invited, but I’ll save that. Watching made me miss dancing, and I think I’m going to go check out the dance scene later this summer.

After the dance performances, all the dancers and watchers got on the trolley that goes between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun. It was made especially fun by the fact that all the dancers were singing songs, some of which had multiple parts. There was even a round.

Yesterday they began digging up our street. Or the end of our street really. We were notified about this last week and the construction will go until October. They’ve closed the standard entrance to the street and made the street two way instead of one way as it usually is. Apparently they have to dig down 20 feet and move some pipes around. 

Container Gardening

I have WAY too much growing on our tiny little communal balcony. Here’s a glimpse:


Tomatoes (large), yellow cherry tomatoes, yellow pear cherry tomatoes, Kentucky Wonder beans, Zucchini, leaf lettuce, spinach, basil, and carrots

Plus we have two orphan tomato plants and two of the neighbors basil plants. Mmm. Can’t wait for some veggies.