The garden seems to be coming along fine. I have one small tomato on one tomato plant. Two zucchini are sprouting and just about ready to harvest. The green beans are growing like weeds, and budding, so hopefully I’ll have some beans before too long. The watermelon is finally stretching itself a little and there are a couple of buds. Overall, everything is looking good.
I have come across a couple of problems though. The first is that my tomatoes don’t look all that hot. My mother, a certified Master Gardner, says they’re fine, that tomatoes produce the best when “they don’t know where their next meal is coming from.” So I’m not going to worry too much about them, though I will clip off the yellow leaves just so they look a little nicer.
It’s also taking a little more water than I originally thought it would. Maybe I just underestimated how much water it would take, but it may also be because they can’t stretch for ground water. They literally only get what they’re given. So I have to be extra vigilant about watering, particularly with the zucchini. I’ve already lost a couple of potential zucchinis to what I think is just not enough water.
I did finally harvest some green onions, one pound of them. They should make a tasty addition to some eggs this evening, and maybe a salad tomorrow. I checked the price at my local market, and store-bought green onions would cost me $2.76. I’ve started a tracking sheet so I can see how much I’ve harvested from my garden, and thus how much I’ve saved in produce this summer. If I’m lucky, I might break even.