Another random, tersely captioned flood of pretty pictures

Wild strawberries have been fruiting for some time now, and here comes the first big domesticated one: Strawberry20100601


We're growing red Brandywine tomatoes again this year since we've had such good luck with them in the past. They are indeterminate* plants, which means that they have a vine-like growth habit and appreciate a good trellis or stake. Tired of messing with stakes and strings, I'm trying to weave these through a cattle panel for support: Tomato20100601


These Pontiac Red potatoes are about five weeks old, and we've just put up a chicken-wire fence to help contain the mound we'll be building up over them:



Turnips, turnips, so delicious and easy to grow in our climate: Turnips20100601


The cold frame is still booming and hasn't been covered in a month or more. The tall plant is an overwintered celery. The kale, turnips, and beets were started around January.



Tiny, tiny little apples are forming by the millions: Babyapple20100601


Tobacco took forever to sprout, then was very slow for a few weeks, but now it's exploding, and I think I'm going to have to give a bunch of starts away or just toss some in unworked soil and see what happens Tobaccostarts20100601


Cabbages are loving the long, gentle transition from winter to summer: Cabbages20100601


No idea what this one is…it's in a patch that I occasionally hurl some cheap, outdated flower seeds into and otherwise leave alone: Mysteryflower20100601


* Another important feature of indeterminate tomato plants is that they bear fruit over a long period of time rather than all at once. Many people who do canning prefer determinate plants, which bear most of their fruit in one flush, but we find it easier to can frequent smaller batches.

2 thoughts on “Another random, tersely captioned flood of pretty pictures”

  1. Miriam

    thanks, I didn't know about determinate and indeterminate plants!  looks good out there, I'm getting hungry!

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