Can you believe it’s already been a month since my last garden update? I almost didn’t do another one because I didn’t think the garden had changed much but um, wow. You’ll see in a minute it has.
When we planted:
And now, Month 3:
So, um, yeah. The tomatoes and zucchini are going kind of nuts (sorry the coloring is weird. It had just rained and the sun was going down when I took these).
The squash on this side is about 3 feet outside of the box and just hangs over it.
The tomatoes are using the fence and are growing outside of our yard.
I look at this picture and cannot believe it is me. I grew vegetables, ya’ll. My aunt over the weekend said, “Who would have thought you would have a garden?” Not me, folks!
Emma was so impressed with this perfect little tomato tonight. It had gotten blood red hidden at the very bottom and back.
You wouldn’t know it, but I still have jalapeno peppers, green peppers, basil, marigolds and parsley growing underneath all that too.
We’ve been using up the zucchini by making chocolate zucchini bread, zucchini cakes, and sautéed zucchini and onions. So far with the tomatoes, we’ve done tomato sandwiches and tomato slices for July 4th cheeseburgers. I’ve gotten more basil and parsley than I can keep track of and at least 6-8 jalapeno peppers to make jalapeno poppers. I’d say the investment of about $35 in plants has been well worth it.
I say it every time I write an update, but I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed my little garden. It’s just enough to keep me busy but not overwhelm me. I love fussing over the tomato plants and getting them tied up correctly and watching the zucchini nearly grow before my eyes. I love to trim back the parsley and basil. I’m turning into a little garden geek. I LOVE IT.