Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2012/06/12 - And finally some harvest

Haven't done much in the system lately except change out more of the water to try to get things balanced again.  Of course the right answer is to eat more of the fish.  I'm waiting to have time to do that.  Meanwhile though, things are looking healthier and I have high hopes that they'll continue to improve.

Meanwhile, we've have at least been eating some of our stuff!  We had a salad of our lettuce (I know I took a picture, but I can't find it).  And last night we picked a few cherry tomatoes and a cucumber.  And of course we've been using basil.  We even made pesto for some of our homemade pasta.

And on to the pictures!

Lettuce (buttercrunch and red romaine):


A few *very* small sections of the cherry tomato bushes about to go insane:

Happy basil:

And recovering rainbow chard:

And here is last night's harvest:

The tomatoes have such a depth of flavor.  It's been too long, and while I know I hadn't been enjoying the store bought tomatoes, I'd forgotten how amazing the home grown ones could be.  And the cucumber was wonderful.

But I admit I'm afraid of how I'm going to feel about it once all those cherry tomatoes start ripening at once!