Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Need to get packing

My tomatoes as of today
Tomorrow morning I leave for my adventure camping with four of my favorite people, and I haven't even started packing yet! I just went out to the garden to see how it's doing, with only a few things left that have not been harvested. My tomatoes are just bursting out all over, but when they will begin to ripen? It can't be long now, can it?
Yellow onions
The onions are coming along quite nicely. I have no idea when I'm supposed to harvest them, but I accidentally knocked one over while pulling weeds, and I brought it into the house. Even though it's small, it's certainly ready to be eaten, but I do think these will keep on growing in size for awhile.
Volunteer hollyhock
I didn't plant this hollyhock flower this year, but last year I tried to grow some which didn't do well. I was quite surprised to see this volunteer appear among my vegetables. It's pretty and I like to see it doing well, even if it's a year later. I bought some black kale starts and need to get those in the ground before I take off. Time to pack up! Hope I don't forget anything too important. (let's see: toothbrush, teddy bear, sleeping bag, headlamp...)
:-)

19 comments:

  1. The tomatoes will ripen as soon as you turn your back.
    A watched tomato, like a watched kettle never boils.
    Have a wonderful few days with your friends.

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  2. Enjoy your trip with your friends.
    Those onions look wonderful! They will be delish at any size.
    (And....fried green tomatoes are scrumptious.)
    Have a great time, Jan.

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  3. Enjoy camping with your friends. Those tomatoes and onions look great and would go well in a tuna fish sandwich. Yummy.

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  4. I'm jealous! I'd love to be going on a camping trip. Have a great time!

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  5. Tomatoes like to take their time. They'll wait for you to come back.
    Have fun!

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  6. I don't do veggie gardens personally, so I am of no help, other than to be impressed. :)

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  7. You have some amazing produce in your garden.

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  8. The tomatoes look wonderful. Have a great camping trip and wonderful weather!

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  9. Take good care of your Teddy Bear!

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  10. Don't forget your camera! Have a wonderful time, DJan! Your garden is looking scrumptious and I love the color of your "volunteer."

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  11. Can't wait to hear about this adventure. Just hope you don't need to get up too often during the night!

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  12. Tomatoes are looking good! They need so many days in the ground to ripen...cannot hurry Mother Nature:) Have fun on your adventure!~ :)

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  13. The onion tops will turn brown and fall over. Easy to tell when they are ready.
    I hope you have marvelous weather for your camp out. I am so envious. It has been too long since I have done it. Hope there isn't a burn ban and you can enjoy a campfire. Don't forget marshmallows.

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  14. Your tomatoes look so healthy! Have fun on your camping trip.

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  15. Okay, that garden is so no fair. Jealous.

    Have a grand time on your trip.

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  16. Have a great time camping ... maybe the tomatoes will be ripe by the time you get back.

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  17. I love hollyhocks. They remind me of my childhood. Have fun camping.

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