It’s undeniable. Our baby is growing up.
Check that out, compared to how it looked just a few short weeks ago:
But now, flowers are a bloomin’.
The rhubarb is getting huge (in my I’ve-never-grown-rhubarb-in-my-life-and-so-have-no-clue-how-big-it’s-supposed-to-get opinion):
By the way, if you’re wondering why our fence looks like Fort Knox, let’s just say that we should’ve named our dogs “Houdini.” Both of them.
The tomatoes I planted in a container are taking off as well:
This is a veritable smorgasbord of growth.
Unfortunately, being complete garden novices, the hubs and I planted several “climbable” veggies without even realizing it. And some just need support (like the ‘maters).
So I decided that it was time to add some architecture to this sucker.
I went out to Lowe’s and bought some trellis. And just stuck it in there.
The two tall ones fit behind the 4 grape tomato plants. I figure I can tie them up when they get a little taller.
The cucumbers (in the middle) have been taking off like crazy, so I stuck a fan-shaped trellis in there. It probably won’t be big enough:
If you’re a self-proclaimed “neat freak,” it’s important you don’t let the messiness of this garden bother you.
That’s the point of a potager – or kitchen – garden.
I also bought a cage for the tomatoes in the container.
Now we’re talkin’.
We’ll see if the trellises even stay up. I may need to bury those suckers a bit deeper. But this was the best I could do in my work clothes. (When I put my mind to something, the question of whether I’m wearing task-appropriate clothing is irrelevant.)
I think this makes it look more like we know what we’re doing.
If you’re tired of hearing about the garden, don’t worry. I’m hoping to post our kitchen unveiling sometime this week.
And if you like hearing about the garden, just wait – I’ll show you how to get it drunk.
It’s always a party at our house.