Friday PhotoEssay

The garden has changed a lot this week! The hot weather is pushing things along, so there are some exciting things happening!

Golden Rave RipeThis is easily #1 in the exciting category! The first ripe tomato! (Well, not counting the tomatoes in the hanging baskets.) This is a Golden Rave Roma tomato. I expected it to come in first in the ripe tomato contest. Exciting!!!

Mulched EggplantThe Master Gardeners were hard at work earlier this week getting the tomatoes and eggplant mulched. We use wheat straw. The mulch will help keep the soil cooler and evenly moist now that summer is upon us.

Benary's Giant Mix ZinniaLast week’s Zinnia buds have become full fledged blooms. There are lots of gorgeous colors.

Cherry Tomato HedgeThe cherry tomatoes have turned into a full blown hedge! And yes…there are a few ripe ones here and there.

Red OnionThe onions in the Family of 4 Garden are rapidly reaching maturity. We may even start harvesting next week.

Everyone stay cool this weekend!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on June 26, 2009, in Family of 4 Garden, Harvesting & Eating, PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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