Thursday, April 28, 2011

Injury in the garden

There was a bit of a sad moment in the garden today when I saw that the monstrous 3' tall summer squash vines had toppled over, causing some severe splitting at their bases. The splits go anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of the way through the vines and will be easy points of entry for any interested bugs. The plants are still alive and seemingly doing well, but in the future I think I'll put tomato cages around the seedlings when growing in this sort of environment. (I'll probably end up with summer squash plants that look like Christmas trees.)

Mammoth Rock cabbages, with my conveniently sized foot-long foot to provide scale:

The first of the Early Sunglow is beginning to send up tassles:

It's interesting how the beets are growing their bulbs above ground, kohlrabi-like, as an adaptation to growing in rocks:

A young tomato fruit growing as fast as my belly during the holidays:

The pumpkins have decided to go exploring: