Monday, July 5, 2010

Garden = miracle

Surely I live in a crazy place. How else can you explain what can happen in two months?? Look at how the garden grows:
Overhead shot taken May 1 2010

Overhead shot taken July 3 2010
Tomatoes, tomatillos, zucchini - taken May 2 2010

 Tomatoes, tomatillos, zucchini - taken July 3 2010

Look at the size of this zucchini plant! Here's my hand holding the leaf, for added scale:

And finally, the miracle of the tomato. In September, I harvested seeds from some local tomatoes. In March, I got some sprouts. And now the enormous thriving plants are starting to make fruit!


  1. holy mother of purl. magic!

    I heard you have to ferment harvested tomato seeds to make them grow. Is that true? I've never been able to successfully plant any tomatoes from seed. I'm kind of a pathetic gardener, but I'm learning ;)

  2. It's actually pretty easy! I gave an overview of seed harvesting here and there's a link from that post to the resource I used.