Good things to eat

It’s pathetic really.

I don’t know where I went wrong with these tomato plants.

Grew them from seed on the window sill then nurtured them all winter in the living room where they grew to be strong, confident, healthy tomato plants!

They sprung all sorts of little flowers and seemed so healthy.

So why is it now August and this is ALL I have to show for my effort??

One lousy tomato

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But on a good note, we have been enjoying eating “local” ( as in from the balcony) when it comes to the greens.  The arugula has been a spectacular success and the mixed lettuce leaves delicious!  We’ve even been adding some of the young chard to the salads and it tastes great!

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But now the birds seem to have decided that they like beet greens and have been having a go at them!

I decided to pull up one of the beets, you know, just to see how everybody is getting on.  It was just a tiny thing so I shoved it back in.  Hopefully it will continue to grow!

And then I pulled on one of the stray potato plant branches and found this little nugget!

One potato

Well, I guess it’s still a bit early for the underground things!

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Comments on: "Growing stuff – August 3rd" (4)

  1. I don’t know what it is this year but it seems everyone is having a difficult time with their tomatoes. :0(

  2. yep, it is! My beets were son on April the 7th & still are growing each day. they are only 2 cm long & 1 cm thick! really! The leaves are growing well & the birds over ehre don’t like to eat them! One potato , the only one looks really tasty! Enjoy what you can eat!

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