New Harvests and Spontaneous Plants

Hey everyone, hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful July weather. We’re continually seeing excitement in the garden, and I think the best piece of news from this week is the ripening of our cherry tomatoes. At the end of last week we noticed a select few of our tomatoes were beginning to blush…

come this morning there were three perfect cherry tomatoes to be picked! We’re excited for the abundant tomato harvest we’re in for. We have 6 different varieties of tomatoes planted all in different parts of their life cycles, so we’ll have plenty more updates on delicious ripe tomatoes.

Tomatoes aren’t the only plants giving us a new harvest – some of our yellow squash has matured in our lower plot alongside the zucchini. We’ve got a rough skinned variety that may not look like the most appetizing treat, but we can guarantee that these would be a great addition to any summer cookout.

Yum, yellow squash! Note our big brazen sunflower in the back

Another soon-to-be harvest is our cucumbers. Over the past week we’ve seen these grow from hardly noticeable miniatures to almost the real thing. Check this cucumber out that got itself a little tied up as it grew so fast:

The little cucumber that could

The bigger cucumber that grew into its netting. It was a bit of a task to get this little guy out of there.

Other than new harvests we’ve had some unexpected plants visit out garden. We’ve been calling these “spontaneous plants” because they are plants that pop up in newly planted plots even though they weren’t intentionally planted there. Particular culprits for such spontanaeity are tomatoes and squash. Apparently people in the gardening community call these “volunteer plants”, but our name’s a bit more lively. Here are some examples:

Squash popping up amongst our rows of tomatoes.

However this example really takes the cake for beating the odds. This mustard green plant is growing through the thick layer of gravel in our greenhouse, and must have gotten started off of a seed that someone dropped during spring harvest.

Mustard greens: spicy and feisty.

Want to see more? Come out to our workday Monday 7/3 from 6 to 8 PM at 79 Alexander and we’ll guarantee you some great time outdoors. Maybe you’ll even leave with a handful of those cherry tomatoes!


One thought on “New Harvests and Spontaneous Plants

  1. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who had been doing a
    little homework on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast due to the fact that
    I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this….

    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to
    discuss this issue here on your blog.

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