I was gone longer than I had planned and I didn't expect my tomatoes to grow so much. I didn't leave any instructions for helping train the tomato plants through the support, so the leaves of the grape tomatoes grew up against the bars and are kinda wilting and dying on top. Hopefully the whole plant will still pull through if I trim off the tops. Otherwise, project cheap urban garden is going stupendously.
Here is what it looked like over mothers day weekend, about 3 1/2 weeks ago.
And here we are now:
I've got my first tiny green tomatoes on the beefsteak tomato plant and I've harvested tons of the herbs- especially the basil, cilantro and mint. I've just put in some yellow squash (yes, in a dresser drawer I found at the dumpster) and have a tiny bush bean going where my upside down tomato plant failed. For herbs, I've got basil, cilantro, lavender, chives, sage, mint, thyme, parsley, lemon balm and rosemary with some marigolds and petunias for decoration. I kept adding things here and there and now I really need to stop before I get in trouble with the HOA for encroaching on common area too much!
Natalie and Angela are little buddies. Natalie is very helpful with Angela and Angela wants to be involved in whatever Natalie is doing. In theory, it's wonderful and I should be grateful to have such sweet girls. In reality, Natalie spends all day trying to force Angela to obey me when I tell her to "come" or "stop"or whatever, she always wants to feed Angela, and Angela is always taking toys away from Natalie. There is just a lot of screaming and messiness and falling over and tears and stress.
Angela is a little monkey and climbs all over everything. I need to take more pictures!