The entire garden is really starting to take shape. The tomatoes are “winning” the harvest race, but they kind of got an unfair start because they were furthest along when we planted them. The broccoli is a close second, the buds are starting to show more of the mature dark green florets. We have one green pepper starting to bloom, the other colors will fool us by starting out green but will change as they ripen.
Our beans are going to pop really soon too, we bought THREE bean plants, so it’s a good thing we like them a lot in our family! As a child, I remember eating fresh green beans from my Grandfather’s garden. I know he would be proud, and I wouldn’t doubt that he’s spending a little time in our garden, or at least watching over it approvingly.
The beets and peas which we planted from seed are doing OK, although we need to thin them out. And the entire garden needs to be weeded, turns out the weeds are pretty happy to have found the Eco Garden as well! This comes with the territory though.
Some of the plants in the herb box are ready to harvest, namely the lettuce. The herbs (cilantro and parsley) are also ready, but again they had the unfair advantage of being “ready” when they were planted.
This week should see some big changes in the garden with the plants starting to “pop” and surely more fascinating phenomena to discover.