My frugal garden is providing plenty of tomatoes, and my kids are extremely excited about our first corn crop. Last year I planted the corn too late, and it basically whithered in the heat. This year I started earlier, and it seems to be paying off.
Our mango tree is filled with great mangoes, but the mangoes need at least one more month of sunshine before we can start harvesting. Unfortunately a lot of mangoes fell down this weekend due to a couple of nasty storms, but there are still plenty on the tree. We needed the rain though, and today all the plants are almost glowing in the sunshine.
I also harvested my first lime from the lime trees that my dad and his girlfriend gave us a few months ago, and I am thinking of making my first attempt at a keylime pie.
I have already had to pull up four cherry tomato plants, but these plants had been giving us cherry tomatoes for a couple of months. I still have lots of tomato plants growing in various stages, but right now it is the large tomatoes that we are harvesting.
Other changes in the frugal garden our two beautiful pineapples that are growing strong.
Finally, after two weeks the heirloom tomato seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Tomatoes have all resulted in seedlings, and I am now contemplating how to build a special tomato box just for the heirloom tomatoes, so that I do not get them mixed up with the regular tomatoes. I planted between 6 – 9 seeds of every tomato type, and I am amazed to see that all the seeds have sprouted.
I cannot wait to see how all of these great heirloom tomato plants turn out. Don’t forget that you can win your own assortment of Baker Creek heirloom seeds right here at Frugality Is Free.
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My garden is miniscule, and you wouldn’t even believe it if I showed a photo…I’m almost embarressed to. Still, I love how I am able to grow produce for my family, and I cannot wait until the day that our orange trees and avocado trees start bearing fruits as well.
Have you started your garden yet?