We’ll never need to buy onions again, I’m fairly certain.
We’ve got a ton of white and red onions from the garden. At this momnt, they are drying (in the garage) and we’ll eventually store them in the basement.
There’s about 100 of them. Which is a reasonable number of onions for a single pair of people to have. 😉 I’m anxious to see how long they last. After Ryan harvested them, he tilled up the bed with onions. Sounds like he may plant some more corn. Or radishes. Or something else. I’ll keep you posted.
In other garden news, the tomatoes have officially gone bat-sh*t. They have no idea what’s going on. They are easily twice the size of the tomato cages. The same cages that safely and securely held them last year. So, we tied some twine around all the plants to keep them contained. They were literally spilling over into other beds and I couldn’t get in there to harvest and such. I’m sure this isn’t what a real gardener would do, but this is Woodward territory.
They aren’t very pretty, but I hope we get some crazy good fruit out of the deal anyway. The largest of all the plants are the cherry tomatoes that I started from seed in the house. Isn’t that nuts?
The cucumber/broccoli/peppers bed seems to be doing well. I picked the heads of broccoli today, which I hope means the pepper plants will do better without the broccoli blocking the light.
And I have no stinkin’ clue what’s vining in this bed. I thought I planted peas. I don’t think those are peas. Any ideas?
And, the beetles have struck again this year. They’ve mostly run their course (I hope).
Mostly, they have been destroying my strawberries (which are already harvested), roses and petunias.
But, the little devils also decided they love my basil.
This seriously makes me want to cry. I love basil and they’ve destroyed it. Clearly the plant is about to die. I should just cut my losses and buy a new plant at the farmer’s market. But, I’m not happy about it.
How’s your garden growing?