Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May Updates

The garden is growing and there is so much new every day in our little backyard garden. The squash/zucchini have gone from seedlings to plants with blooms and now growing plants with baby veggies growing on them! The eggplant has bloomed its very first beautiful purple flower. The sunflower has sprouted to over 6 feet tall with a flower over a foot in diameter (though sadly it's pointed in the opposite direction from view). Most amazingly the tomato plants have grown and their yellow blooms have now turned in to baby tomatoes. Today something amazing happened, we picked our very first tomato! This baby is so beautiful and red it may have actually over ripened on the vine. All the same we're going to enjoy eating it tonight! And last but not least (well maybe) the funky red bugs have turned from their ant like pupae form to adult (looking) Assassin bugs, and have now moved from the Silver Fir Tree to the Black Seaman.

Take a gander at some of the photos below and see how much our garden has grown!

Starting off strong, isn't she beautiful!

Next in line to be ripe and ready to be picked...

(Left to right: Sunflower, Silver Fir Tree, rows of squash, zucchini, watermelon, and pumpkin)

From red ants to bugs. I'm still hoping they were right and they're Assassin bugs and not something bad...

Isn't that just a beautiful purple blossom!

 The Ciudad Victoria currant tomato plant is just growing like a weed. One day is was a seedling and then almost over night it was this large plant! Look at the baby tomato clusters it has! 

Our beautiful blooming rows! (Zucchini/Squash, Watermelon, Zucchini/Squash, Pumpkin)

Do you see that, that's a baby zucchini!!!!

They may not be thriving, but they're not dying either. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that these transplanted squash/zucchini survive in their new home/location....

Until the next time...
"I just love roaming around the yard and trying to play with the squirrels! Squirrels are my favorite!" - Zoe

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