Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Garden 2014

Good Tuesday afternoon!  It feels like Monday to me.  Did y'all have a great Memorial Day weekend?  Ours was very laid back and I enjoyed it so much!  Saturday we went into town to watch one of our vintage trains (Roanoke is a train town) leave out of the transportation museum headed to NC to be restored!  It is an old 611 passenger engine and when restored will be having excursions leaving from Roanoke!  How much fun will that be!
Sunday we spent the day out on the lake on the jet-skis and then spent most of the evening in the pool.  I got some gardening in on both days.
Monday I decided to go shopping and the boys went out fishing.  Great long weekend.

My garden is looking good so far this year,  I have had tons of lettuce, spinach, and radishes.  The lettuce and spinach are just about through and I will surely miss them.  I love fresh greens.
Dear Husband and Yngwie hammered in all my tomato stakes this weekend, all I have to do is tie them up when they are ready.
Those onions are about ready too.  I haven't bought any plants this year either vegetable or flowers.  This is the first year that everything was grown in my greenhouse.  Such a satisfying feeling!
Guess what we had for dinner?
Speaking of plants.  My Uncle Jessie, whose funeral I attended Friday, was an avid gardener.  He always said any man who didn't have a garden was lazy.  I don't agree with that, but I love to garden, I think it's a family trait.  About 2 weeks ago I received an envelope in the mail.  Inside was a paper towel with tomato seeds stuck to it and a photograph of a tomato with a measuring tape around it.   It was measuring 20" in diameter.  The back of the photo said "grow these tomato seeds and you will have tomatoes as large as mine".  The envelope was sent to me via my aunt from my Uncle Jessie.  He knew he had lung cancer and was dying and he wanted to pass his tomato seeds to someone he thought would grow them.
My instructions were to plant the entire paper towel.  I did and up they came!
I have about 28 plants from these seeds.  Hopefully these will get big enough in time to bear tomatoes so that I can save the seeds!
Busy time around the LBPsews house this week lots of gardening, sewing and cooking going on.
Have a great Tuesday!


Musings from Kim K. said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend. We love trains at our house too! We also spent our weekend outside but I don't see swimming in our future anytime soon. I swear the ice is barely off the lakes. Our garden finally is in. Fingers crossed we are done with hard frosts. Enjoy those fresh veggies!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Your garden looks wonderful Linda! How do you keep it so weed free? I need some advice, lol.

Sounds like you had a great weekend. Love that you have your uncle tomato seeds. Your train sounds like sich fun. I love trains, my Mom used to work for the railroads.

vintage grey said...

Your garden looks wonderful!! The harvest will be lovely! Have a great week! xo Heather

Melissa said...

Your garden looks awesome. I usually have one planted by now, but it looks like this won't be the case this year. I may do a tomato plant or 2 in a bucket.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your garden looks so wonderful!! Looks like such a nice start you have! We spent our weekend mostly outside, enjoying some weather too. Enjoy all the fresh goodies you get from your garden!! :) xo Holly

Protector of Vintage said...

Wow, fantastic garden!! I am very behind as far as gardening and yard work are concerned. The weather changed very quickly from cold and rainy to HOT!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Your garden looks so good! I miss my big garden this year. I just loved the story of your uncle sharing his tomato seeds, what a wonderful memory for you. Thanks for sharing,

Patti said...

Oh your garden is wonderful! We are just learning to garden, and we just love it. So neat your uncle gave you the seeds.