The Great Gardening Adventure – Week 5

It is all about the greens this week, as the strawberry crop seems to have become non-existant all of a sudden. I only had about three or four delicious strawberries to eat. The rest were too small and went bad before I could get to them. I believe there are some new buds beginning though, so I will be patient once more.

Meanwhile, I have turned my attention to the rest of the plants.

Growing lettuce leaves in a window

The lettuce is a stunning addition to the window, and is growing massively every time I blink. I am not sure at what point it becomes edible, or does it not matter? They still look like young plants that need time to grow and I don’t want to pluck them before they are ready.

Tomato plant with green tomatoes

I am very excited about this. I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to see a sign of a tomato, plus I didn’t really know what I was looking for. But after last week’s revelation that trimming a plant does it some good, I now have the above picture as evidence. For reference, the little fruits are about the size of my thumbnail, and I believe they are baby tomatoes so won’t get enormously bigger. It is nice to know the vast amounts of water they are consuming is actually doing something useful.

Yum, yum, yum. With tomatoes and lettuce, I will almost have a full blown salad soon.

P.S. How freakishly hairy are tomato plants?

3 thoughts on “The Great Gardening Adventure – Week 5

  1. Steven Roy says:

    Congrats on the tomatoes.

    Strawberries appear over a long period so you will probably get some more in a week or two.

  2. GardenMad1 says:

    I know what you mean about the strawberries – when there are so few it seems cruel to take them off and eat them. I had a couple of strawberries on my windowsill waiting for some more to join them – they went mouldy, so now I just eat what I find straight from the plant. If there are too many to eat there and then, that is the time to fetch a bowl and plan the menu!

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