Sunday, May 01, 2016

How does your garden grow

The garden is looking beautiful. We'd fretted that the squash wouldn't come up because there was a gully washer came the day after we planted the garden, but today when I stepped down, they had bounced out of the soil ready for action. 

We planted several tomato plants in the garden, but we planted two cherry tomato plants in pots that we'll tend from the back deck. I'd like to put a time-lapse camera on them for about 8 hours because I'm sure I could see them grow.

The sunflowers also shot up in the last few days. We've had incredible luck with sunflowers over the years. Once they start blooming, they' have bowls of sunshine on every stalk. 

The inside of the house will look like summer until fall when frost nips them. Below is a photo from last year.


  1. My grandson started a sunflower in a paper cup at school. When he transplanted it in a prominent spot in the front yard it grew and had beautiful blooms all summer.

  2. Glad the squash make it. I bought two tomato plants and am arguing with myself as where to put them.

    I hope your garden does well. I really do miss having a garden, but with the present life style it just doesn't work. Keep up the good work, those meals from the garden will be DELISH!

  3. It's hard to be depressed while enjoying sunflowers. They're so darn cheerful.

  4. My grandparents had a garden with corn, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, etc. I used to help my papaw in the garden when I was a little boy. Good memories :)

  5. Only flowers growing here...our honeysuckle bush started blooming over the weekend.

  6. You must be further south that us. We're just getting started on the gardening here in Minnesota. Sunflowers are such cheerful flowers!
    Mary at Play off the Page

  7. I love sunflowers... they are my favorite pretty xox

  8. I planted some sunflowers a couple years ago and one sprouted and grew pretty tall, but it was only one out of many seeds. Maybe I'll plant more this year, but I'm not around during the summer to tend to it so I don't know how well it would do. We don't get much rain here in Los Angeles and I don't have an automatic sprinkler where I'd plant my sunflowers.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  9. That's a lovely sunflower! I planted my sunflower seeds at the start of April. They are about 4 weeks now, maybe 5, and are about a foot tall. No blooms yet, they still have a ways to grow. :)

  10. I haven't done any planting yet. Maybe next week if the rain ever stops. I don't plant sunflowers anymore. Too many chipmunks descend on our property.

  11. Me and gardening do not mix I suck at it and have no interest so I leave that up to Tim

  12. Im wanting to plant a strawberry plant for the patio and a couple tomato plants but the squirrels eat them to the root!!


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