Wednesday, July 18, 2012

2012/07/18 - Enjoying the produce

Not much to say this time.  Things have gotten terribly busy and I haven't spent as much time in the garden as I'd like.  But the tomatoes and cucumber have been wonderful.

We oven-roasted some tomatoes:
We used those and our basil to make a marinara sauce, and have had homemade pizza several nights.

We've also been enjoying snacks of fresh, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers:

I just love to look at the lemon cucumbers.  Fiance took this picture.  Isn't it beautiful?

We're getting married in a few months.  This weekend we're going to try making a bruschetta topping from our garden and freezing it, then thaw it in a week or two and see if it's still good.  If so, we'll be feeding 100+ guests an appetizer from our own garden.  Yippee!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

2012/07/01 - Tomatoes going wild

I've got pics from 6/25 and 7/1 to share here!  The lettuce and tomatoes are in full swing, and we're finally in our "salad days" I guess.  lol  The regular cucumber vine only produced two fruit, but we've got a lemon cucumber we picked yesterday, and it has a few more fruit growing.  I don't think the armenian cucumber is going to produce this year.
Lettuce is totally insane, and I'm feeding some to the fish to try to stay ahead of it.
Bell peppers are ripening.  Brussels sprouts are huge leafy plants, but don't seem to be putting out their mini-cabbages yet.  We get a strawberry or two each week.  Cilantro has gone to seed, so it's now officially being called coriander.

Okay, on to the pictures!

First the set from 6/25:


Cherry tomatoes

 Lemon Cucumber

Buttercrunch and red romaine lettuce

Brussels sprouts


Early Girl tomatoes

Roma tomatoes


Purple (eventually) bell peppers

And the pictures from 7/1:

Lemon cucumber

Cherry tomatoes

Frisee and rainbow chard (that didn't get rainbow colored)

Purple (hopefully someday) peppers, with a golden near the bottom


Early Girl and Roma tomatoes

Roma tomatoes

Early Girl tomatoes

Brussels sprouts