The Great Gardening Adventure - Week 5

Published June 29, 2009

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?

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