In the last two days, my little garden patch has seen as much growth as in its first five weeks.
Honest Abe! The crookneck squash is determined to shade every other close-by greenery out of existence. The tomato plants-- every living one-- have DOUBLED in size, as have the green bean stalks. And one of the green beans has decided to mimic the tomato seedling and sprout BLOSSOMS!!! (Too late in the eve for photos-- soon, I promise!)
It is about the blossoms that I proffer question: my gut says pinch them off and allow the energy to fuel new vegetative growth...
The other thought is to let them remain, to let the plants and Mother Nature do their bidding.
I'm gonna pinch, I think.
But I'll wait until I've (first) photographed the proof, and until I hear back from fellow green thumbs and thumbettes...
Thanks for the help, folks!
Gads, I love watching labor pay off! :D
More soon, folks...
Day dress, ca. 1842.
2 days ago