The Mommyland Farm (Volume 17)

24 Jun

Finally some color!

I love green just as much as the next girl but it’s nice to see some red popping out on The Farm.

I was told that the tomatoes like the heat and with the latest heat wave we’ve been having they’ve been bursting with color. Of course Logan is eating the cherry tomatoes faster than they’re turning red but he can’t eat them all…Can he?

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Little Red tomatoes hiding from me.

I have been waiting for what feels like an eternity for the big tomatoes to grow. Mmmmm, tomatoes and mozzarella, salsa, salads, the possibilities are limitless. I was so excited to see a few big, red beefsteaks among the green.

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The beefsteaks are turning red!

The peppers need some sunscreen!

The tomatoes aren’t the only things out there that are taking off in this heat, the peppers are popping out all over the place. We have so many big, beautiful peppers that we had to tie them up before they fell over.

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Giving the peppers a little help.

We’ve got a few good sized peppers in there but I’m wondering when they’re going to change color? Only two of the six plants are green peppers, yet all the peppers are green. I guess I’m just going to have to try and be patient…again.

My mouth is watering just thinking about eating those bad boys.

As the pepper plants grew I was curious about their leaves, they’re so big and floppy. I think I figured out why and it’s amazing how nature really does know best. If you look at the photo above you can’t really see any of the peppers, they’re all hiding under those great leaves.

This is what happens when they don’t hide…

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Sunburned pepper?

This poor little pepper is the only one that has been left out to fend for itself against the harsh rays of the sun. Out of all the peppers on The Mommyland Farm this is the only one that looks this way. What else could it be if not a sunburn? Have any of the more savvy gardeners ever seen something like this?

How is your garden growing? Are you enjoying the fruits (or veggies) of your labor?

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