These are my tomatoes gone wild. Normally, tomatoes should be spaced 2 to 3 feet apart. The square foot garden system I followed seemed to think you can squeeze something in between. There is a basil plant in there. Actually, there are two, but the second one is definitely not thriving. It’s hard to get sunlight when you have enormous tomato plants hovering over you.
Here is the healthy basil plant. Well, it was healthy. When I saw it yesterday, one section was completely covered with an unidentifiable (by me) bug. I haven’t had the heart to check out the plant today. This plant was nearly defoliated for a dish for my party a few weeks ago, but it bounced right back.
I have 4 different tomato varieties growing. I can’t remember exactly what I planted, but some are big and some are small. All are growing right now, so in another month, I’ll be seeing lots and lots of red.
Lots of flowers on the pumpkin vine and I did finally notice a fruit growing. The last time I tried pumpkins, the bugs got most of them and a woodchuck finished what they left behind. Maybe this is the year for truly fresh pumpkin pie.
It is nice to have a garden, and nothing tastes better than your own grown vegetables. But I am very glad I can head to the local produce stand or grocery store for things my little bed fails to grow.
Next year, I will definitely give the tomatoes more room.