As the Garden Flowers

A lack of time this week is what’s keeping us from doing much of a proper blog post tonight. The many events of the day simply haven’t allowed for the extravagance of lazily typing away on a computer! So while we’re short on both text and pictures, though we do have some nice images to share. June usually means flowers, and many of our plants are well on their way towards flowering, if they aren’t already there.  The beans and peas are looking quite brilliant, as are our many, many, many tomato plants, along with a few other outliers. (Not pictured below are the peppers and ground cherries, both of which have started flowering as well. We also have a number of lettuce plants already going to seed.) So please enjoy the gallery below, and hopefully things will slow down a little next week so that we may provide a proper update on the all the garden’s goings-on!

Peas, peas, and more peas! Making up this particularly knotty patch is snow peas.
Peas, peas, and more peas! Making up this particularly knotty patch is snow peas.
Most of the beans are looking very promising. 16-bean soup hopes are in our future!
Most of the beans are looking very promising. 16-bean soup hopes are in our future!
Our purple bean varieties are particularly pretty.
Our purple bean varieties are particularly pretty.
And this is a horrible picture of one our our blooming tomatillos. Better images to come along soon.
And this is a horrible picture of one our our blooming tomatillos. Better images to come along soon.
It's all we can to do look at the tomato jungle and not sigh. Too late to turn back now.
It’s all we can to do look at the tomato jungle and not sigh. Too late to turn back now.
And finally, no flowers here, but our zucchini and squash plants are so amazingly large! The picture here doesn't really do them justice, though.
And finally, no flowers here, but our zucchini and squash plants are so amazingly large! The picture here doesn’t really do them justice, though.
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5 thoughts on “As the Garden Flowers

  1. A Really Small Farm 06/16/2015 / 10:26 pm

    Everything, except the tomatoes, is just sprouts here but soon there will be bean and squash flowers.

    Nice tomato jungle.

    • Garden State-ments 06/18/2015 / 5:31 am

      Our warm, rainy summer has contributed to the quick growth this year. It’s great but also a little intimidating — we just didn’t expect so much so fast! Good luck moving forward with your garden. All in good time, right? 😊

      • A Really Small Farm 06/18/2015 / 8:21 am

        Warmth and rain are always welcome (just not too much) here. It’s amazing to look out my window each morning and see all the green and the succession of flowers that the good weather brings. And the knee-high lawn, too.

        In good time indeed. Every summer is exciting like that.

  2. fmajewicz 06/17/2015 / 11:43 am

    We have a tomato farmer down the road who trims his tomato plants and gets a great crop. Our tomato plants last year looked like yours. This year we are going to try trimming and seeing if that helps prevent us from losing a lot of tomatoes because we can’t find them.

    • Garden State-ments 06/18/2015 / 5:39 am

      Your tomato farmer is on the right track. We’ve been trimming the plants back, and it’s only made them stronger! In fact, we had to move several pepper plants that were being overtaken by them. We had been trimming the tomatoes around the peppers, but the plants quickly grew back, bigger and thicker. It’s crazy, and now most the plants are fruiting, but we’ve been gathering tomato recipes and getting our canning setup ready, so we’re prepared for the influx!

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