Oh Yum! It’s the first cucumber of the season for us here. They are almost ready. I can taste it in my mouth already. It may just not make it back from the garden one day when I am out there watering. Lee will kiss me and then get suspicious of my cucumber breath and then want to know where his is. Then I will have to tell him that I accidentally ate them all while I was standing there bored watering the cucumbers. There is a lot of produce that seems to get munched on out in the garden, and then Lee wonders why those Sun Gold tomatoes are not producing very well this year…
I try not to burp too loudly when coming back from the garden.
The tomatoes seem to be doing awesome this year. When my mom comes over she laments on how well our tomatoes have set on while hers are behind. Hopefully all goes well as I have plans. BIG PLANS! Okay, well just plans of making salsa or pasta sauce.
I’ve been snacking on those too while out in the garden watering. Well, just the early one and the Sun Gold. Sun warm tomatoes are just meant for munching on. I eat them in front of the chickens and don’t share with them either.
I have already harvested a few zucchini and it looks like we may have better pollination this year. They were good also.
There are a few pumpkins starting on the vine. I have been watching over them like a concerned parent. Sometimes I take my finger and stick them in all the flowers to help with the pollination in case the bees are having a party somewhere else. Lee raises his eyebrows at me dubiously.
Some of my seeds for my winter garden have sprouted. YEAH! Now if I can keep the slugs away from them and remember to water them I just may have something going on this winter other then garlic. Not that I have a grudge against garlic, it’s just that while I am out there watering it’s not something I want to munch on.
I need to get on the ball and plant some more. I need some more prepared beds. Maybe if some more potato rows die…
Lee is putting together some drip irrigation for me. This is going to help immensely as I think some of the plants aren’t getting enough water by hand watering. That and maybe he hopes to cut down my munching while watering, so he gets more of his beloved Sun Gold tomatoes.