|June Bearing Strawberry|
Also in this "bed" area, I have a few plants called "Mole Fear" which I picked up from local Farmer's Market. Last year our neighbor had some moles going through their yard. I thought it wouldn't hurt to try. These plants have an oil in their roots to keep moles away. I will say, they must have worked because the moles did not come over into our yard (and there is no fence to prevent them). That said, it doesn't work on other types of critters, like ground squirrels. They are supposed to be annuals, but two of the three plants came back this year, and here's one of them, bolting (flowering).
|Mole Fear, in bloom|
Over to the side, we have three huge planters and in those I have Roma tomato plants. They have been flowering for about a week now and I just noticed our first Roma tomato growing (this morning!) Can you see it?
|Our first Roma!|
And finally, I couldn't wait for my tomato seedlings to grow, so I gave in and purchased and Early Girl Tomato plant. It will probably be the last year I do this since I'm trying hard to switch over to all heirlooms and organic (non-gmo, etc.). But this little plant has been a good producer. We've had over half a dozen tomatoes from it, lost about 7-10 when it kept getting knocked over, but there are still a bunch on the vines, as you can see. This plant also sits on my front stoop (don't want the tomatoes out front to pollinate with my heirlooms in back).
|Early Girl tomatoes|
And that's the garden update for the front of the house...onto the back!