|all grown from store potatoes that grew eyes|
With all of the rain that the Midwest has received in the past week I went to check on the garden. Between the heat and the rain it has been hard to get out there and check on the progress of my veggies.
This morning I took Arliss with me and we went to attack the crabgrass and see how the potatoes were doing.
Arliss dug carefully around the potato plants to see if we had any potatoes ready to bring to the house. He was delighted to find so many large potatoes and I was pleased to see how careful he was to not damage the plants.
|such a yummy find!! I hear homemade gyros calling!!|
We cleared away the weeds from the tomatoes, carrots, and peppers and then moved on to the cabbage and broccoli. Arliss was psyched to find a small zucchini growing on one of the plants. It was a bit of a scavenger hunt through the crabgrass, but it was fun seeing how many things were truly growing.
|the smallest potato Arliss found|
There in front of him was a pumpkin, not a teeny one either, this one was bigger than a basketball, nearly the size of the half bushel basket we were collecting the potatoes and cucumbers in.
"Can we pick it?" He asked with eager anticipation.
"Is it orange?"
"No," he answered dejectedly.
"Then we need to wait. When it's orange it will be ready," I chuckled as I watched his face decide that it would never turn orange.
He did decide it would be worth the wait if he could show Travis so he ran off quick as a rabbit to find his brother. Even the quickly-turning-into-a-teenager Travis was impressed with the size of the pumpkin and all of other bounty.
Oh and if you hear a squeal of delight in October, just know it is Arliss whooping it up because the pumpkin is FINALLY ready.
Sending love and fresh cucumber kisses from the farm.