My garden is coming along beautifully. I can't tell you how thrilling it is to go out in the backyard and pick fresh herbs when I'm cooking. I know it'll be even more exciting when we get the first ripe tomatoes. Here's my four not-so-little tomato plants all in a row:
As you can see, we bought the metal cages to encourage them to grow in a somewhat contained way. As they keep getting bigger I think I'm going to have to move them so there's more room between plants. I can't believe how quickly they've grown. It seems like overnight I went from just little flower buds to actual tomatoes:
The one above is from the patio variety, the second from the left in the top photo. He's always looked the least hearty, but he has the biggest tomatoes on him. Go figure. These are the grape tomatoes:
I also noticed the beginnings of a roma tomato (the third from the left in the top photo). I sound like a broken record, but I can't wait for them to ripen!
Last weekend we picked up a few more herbs - sage:
... and thyme:
I also got two basil plants two weeks ago that have quadrupled in size:
The rosemary plant is also doing well:
Like I said, I've already been using herbs from all the plants (except the sage...I need to think of something good to make with that). We get an excessive amount of sun in our backyard so everything seems to be thriving.