In the Garden
June 17, 2011
These are all from our back patio area. Everything seems to be taking off! Even the basil is sprouting, and our tomatoes have blossoms on them already. I say 'already' because last June's rain stunted the growth of our plants so much that we didn't see tomato blossoms until well into July.
I'm particularly excited about the Lobelia! This is the first time we've had flowers and veggies. We were going to plant vegetables in our little makeshift garden box, but all of the neighborhood cats used it as a you-know-what, so we didn't think it was a good idea to grow anything edible from its tainted soil.
I'm also excited because Matt went out to his Grandpa's place last weekend to plant more tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and beans. I haven't had time to to see any of it yet, but I'm very curious about how everything is growing. I can't wait to start pickling things this year. It seems that no matter how many jars of pickles we make, there's never enough.
As for our first garden harvest...
A little dill, lettuce, cilantro and mint. I made a salad (obviously), salsa, and some mint tea, which is fast becoming one of my favorite things.