I decided to let the garden go without a drink of water this morning, partially because I was feeling lazy, and partially because all the plants are looking hale and hearty, and it just seemed like a daily watering was overkill.
OK, OK, it’s mostly that I felt lazy this morning.
I have already been outside to peer at plants a few times today, though, including once to go snag some grape tomatoes and basil for a breakfast sandwich. Here’s where things stood the first time I went outside:
On the other side of the yard, I’m seeing some serious tomato ripening action, as well as some tomato blossoms that are, in fact, beginning to turn into new, baby tomatoes. I would have done a little dance this morning, but that lazy situation got in the way.
After planting my seeds on Monday, I was extremely surprised yesterday to notice a row of very similar looking sprouts poking up through the ground. The weeds have been relentless lately, and I probably would have mistaken these for unwanted garden visitors, had I not checked the Internet for a picture. Sure enough, the white icicle radishes are already making their way toward my dinner table.
There’s no question that I planted too many seeds, and these will require thinning. I think. When I walked out this morning, a big, fat rabbit had plopped himself right in the middle of the garden, and I had to actually chase him out of the yard, since he was in no hurry to leave. (My laziness has an escape clause: it evaporates when I need to chase an errant bunny out of the vegetables.)
Maybe I won’t have to thin much of anything. I couldn’t tell what the rabbit had chosen off the menu this morning, but I can imagine tender radish sprouts would sound practically gourmet to a bunny right about now.