Garden Green

I visited the garden this morning to check that everything was OK before the heat wave hits. Not looking forward to that. It’s going to be “a real stinkroo” as my friend Martha puts it. In any case, I found lots of green.

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The next round of broccoli is coming along nestled in blue green leaves.

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Plenty of little green lanterns on the tomatillo plant. I see enchilada sauce and jars of salsa in our future.

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Many bell peppers. Big, green and solid!

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And look at all the Poblanos! I grew two this year because last year’s made such a poor showing. Now both are laden with their dark green fruit.

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And tomatoes! Green tomatoes! These are Amish Paste, I think.

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Lots of little, green cherry tomatoes, too.

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Even green striped tomatoes. Green on green…

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And this big green dude. Yup. Green. More green…

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Uh, huh. Yeah, we saw green Amish Paste already…

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Enough, already! I want a ripe tomato! Last year I was at least getting a hint of color weeks earlier. What gives? In 2014 I was picking cherry tomatoes on July 10.

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Ah! Finally. The lone tomato showing any color. It’s an Opalka, a paste variety and it has many, many green compatriots hanging on the vines. They’d better ripen soon. I’m getting a little tired of green. Open-mouthed smile

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6 thoughts on “Garden Green

  1. Wow, you’re pushing broccoli very late! And in a heatwave? You are a mighty warrior gardener! *bows in silence*

    I’m also waiting on a late blooming Brussel sprout. Foolishly so I might add.

    1. We must garden very differently in our respective biomes. The broccoli is only the second of six successions so I’m expecting to be harvesting heads for weeks to come. Brussels sprouts go in in April so we’ll be munching them at Thanksgiving, provided everything doesn’t just burst into flames this week. Temps above 90 are rare here.

      1. Where are you in the world? Here we have no frost ever so greens like broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts go in end of fall. Mostly.

        Yesterday was over 95° here and it’s broken 100° many times over the past few summers. I have to do a thick mulch in order to keep things alive! It’s gardening on the surface of the sun!

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