I have fruit – or should I say veggies!?!

Guess what?!? I have actual cucumbers and grape tomatoes on my plants now! OK, most of the tomatoes are still green and the cucumbers are only about 4 – 6 inches long. So what? Our first round of green and yellow beans is looking healthy too. We planted the second round two weekends ago. The second round is struggling a bit with the heat but that’s OK. Round three will go in this weekend.  Pretty soon the little girl next door and I will be able to reap what we’ve sown. I must admit I’m kind of proud of this.  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

I planted two types of cucumber. This is the standard variety. I can't wait to try it. It looks like I've got another one sprouting too!


This is the burpless cucumber I planted. It looks yummy! I've got second one sprouting on this plant as well.
And there are a bunch more green tomatoes all over the plant. I absolutely love home grown tomatoes. They just have better flavor. I wonder if that flavor improves when you grow them yourself. I can't wait to find out!
I've been told green beans are easy to grow from seed. Ours seem to be doing well.
I planted four pepper plants, two in pots and two in the ground. Both sets are doing well. I'm just not sure what variety of peppers I planted. That's OK; I like surprises!

I’m looking forward to this continuing ‘veg-ucation.’ Until next time, stay cool – and, if you have to venture outdoors don’t forget the sunscreen!

Mary Gold