Peeping Toms

We came back after a weekend away to find a few red tomatoes peeping from under the green vines.

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The cherry tomatoes are sweet and delicious and so fun for the kiddos to pick.

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My pepper plants, though still small for their age, are starting to show some buds and a few peppers are even growing.

This purple pepper flower is gorgeous.

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There is one black Hungarian ripening too.

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Another nice surprise was finding the winter squash growing. I’ve pulled a few of the plants to give some growing room to the healthier vines. I hope to see the vines growing over the arch soon. Maybe I wasn’t too late after all.

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The Japanese beetles were not too destructive while we were gone this weekend. The vines looked a bit worse for wear, but many leaves remain. The boys helped Ray pick off the few that were still hanging around.

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The new young ladies were busy while we were away. There are at least 7 that are laying now and the eggs are starting to get bigger.

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The blackberries, all pink and bitter before we left, have ripened. Joe and I just picked and picked and picked. They are juicy and oh-so-sweet…a great treat after a long drive.

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Peeping little ‘maters
Tasty berries too
Peppers growing bigger
Squash is vining too

Beauty in the garden
The growth will never stop
Weeds are overtaking
I pull and chop and drop

2 responses to “Peeping Toms

  1. Your garden looks great and there is nothing better than fresh tomatoes you grew yourself!

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