I admit it, I'm becoming a bit impatient with the garden. As more wonderful goodies are showing at the farmer's market, I come home and look at our garden and say to myself "Are we just delayed because of the soggy start to spring? Did I do something wrong?".
Right now two of our boxes are a "hot mess of vines". They're going everywhere. I talk to the veggies. I encourage them to try and keep their vines within the confines of the boxes (for safety purposes). We've got a ton of blossoms on everything. Every other day we're getting at least six green beans picked (yum yum). But I worry that all this green is not going to produce.
This morning I decided to investigate under all of those soft, fuzzy leaves for signs of produce. I squealed with delight when I discovered our first zucchini! It's beautiful and perfect and I hope nothing happens to it because I have plans for it already.
I should also mention that our tomatoes are doing well, too. I need to stake them in the next couple of days. I have cages, but last year the cages collapsed under the weight of the vines. I'm thinking of repurposing the wood from the front porch. Hopefully Monday (weather is supposed to get wet today and tomorrow) Chase and I will be able to construct something.
Even though we have oodles of tomatoes starting to show, we have had two lost due to rot. They start to ripen, everything looks good, and then we go to pluck and it's rotted on one side.
Not quite sure what to do. Anyone have any suggestions?