Growing for a few months now, we thought we’d appease our family with a garden update. I planted my tomatoes (of course), carrots, corn, beans, pumpkins, acorn squash, and cucumbers. Everything seems to be growing pretty well but the only thing that has borne fruit thus far are my little tomato plants. Even though the the little guys are small right now, I can already tell that we will have a pretty good crop.
The corn and beans are on the right, cucumbers and carrots are in the middle, pumpkins and acorn squash are on the left with the tomatoes hanging out in the back.
My first tomato is from my experiment with the “Topsy Turvy”. My upside down tomato plant is doing really well. I do have to water it a lot but the plant is getting really big. I just hope the branches can withstand the weight of the tomatoes when they start to mature.
I planted three rows of carrots, and it looks like a row and a half decided to grow. The leaves are getting pretty tall but I will have to consult my carrot seed package to figure out when I can start harvesting.
The pumpkins are definitely the fastest growers (at least the leaves are getting big). But so far no sign of actual pumpkins. There is only a month and a half until Halloween so hopefully they get going.
I use to be a planner, with emphasis on “use to be”. I loved planning. You know that saying, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans”. Well, I never liked that saying. Life happens because I make plans—at least that’s what I use to believe. Now, I’m not so sure. Peppered almost daily with the question “What’s next?”, I find myself utterly planned out. These past two years—one spent traveling and one spent obtaining my master’s degree—were completely exhausting. And, nearly every hour of each day was planned. This year, a series of sticky notes littered my desk. They’d pile up—either a testament to how much I completed in a week or how much I had left to accomplish. I will not miss my sticky notes. I liked my outlook calendar even less.
So back to the question, what’s next? For once in my life, I have no idea. And, you know what? I kind of like it.
After 3 weeks the little tomato plants are finally big enough to move into their own home. So say good bye to the egg carton and hello to the plastic cup.
I took the little tomato seedlings out of their egg carton and moved them into a much bigger place. So now they have some room to grow.
The strongest eight seedlings were chosen to move up into brand new 16oz cups. Only the top five will move on to be planted.
The egg carton after the top eight tomato plants were chosen. These little guys are probably destined for the yard waste can.