Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Peek Outside

Early in spring, I planted some herbs and watched them sprout by my kitchen sink. Teensy seedlings, I wondered if I'd ever really see them to harvest. I was not confident. The good thing is that by doing it this way, the kids were able to help out with planting and enjoy watching the growth. We've actually got one little patch of chives that have made it...and...

Real, live basil. Growing outside in my garden. I did that!

The rabbits may have eaten my peas and lettuce (you are welcome, rabbits). But my tomatoes, radishes, and carrots are looking promising! The tomatoes I bought as actual plants, but the radishes and carrots are seeds that the kids planted. (Gardening 101, I know, but we are rocking it!). I've managed to weed these small garden beds and keep them watered. We will have tomatoes very soon!

If you look a little closer...looky there! Green tomatoes, soon to be salsa and tomato sauce and also eaten like an apple.

I'm 0 for 3 on gardening experiences in the past ten years. This is the closest I've come to actual success. I read that basil is great to plant by tomatoes, so that's what we've done. Now if I can stick with it in coming weeks, and not let my attention span get me yet again. We may have actual veggies to eat from our yard!

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Nik-Nak said...

Green tomatoes seriously can be eaten like an apple? What do they taste like? I've never had a tomato but when I hear about putting salt on them or making them sandwiches I long to know what that's like.

Awesome garden!
I'm working on flower beds this summer and hope to have a garden like yours next.

Jenifer said...

This is the first year I have no garden, but I did plant some herbs in a pot and it is nice to go out and snip off what I need when I am cooking.

Good job on yours, it looks very professional!


Omaha Mama said...

No...I will eat the tomato when it's red! Have never done green tomatoes, though I think they're supposed to be good fried. I just love a big red tomato and have been known to eat them like an apple. :0)

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Nan | WrathOfMom said...

I am on the verge of giving up on gardening. I think this is usually my mindset come July -- but nothing much has grown over the past 6 weeks. I've got tiny little pea plants, & cilantro. I don't even have enough to temp the rabbits.

Mimi in the Midwest said...

My mouth is watering. I LOVE fresh veggies and herbs. Enjoy!