What a great way to start my morning! I walked out, tea in hand, to check out my garden’s progress only to be surprised by these delightful beauties!
What do we have here? Perfectly ripened tomatoes with a beautiful stalk! I already see a few new flowers forming – it looks like I’ll have another harvest in a few weeks.
Two green peppers just in time for fajita night! These guys are going to be so tasty – yum!
I love the color contrast of these Serrano peppers – the well-ripened ones are bright red while the up and comers are still a vibrant green. This is one of my husband’s plants – it’s done very well.
And the cucumbers are looking great – they’ve even begun to flower already. The leaves act as sun protections for the fruit to come. Mother nature has it pretty well figured out, I’d say.
This Basil is completely out of control! I’d always heard that it was difficult to keep alive, but this plant is huge! I’ve decided to make a massive batch of pesto and freeze a portion of it. The pesto will hold for a few months frozen allowing us to enjoy it throughout the summer.
Now you all told me that this mint was going to take over – and you were right. This is another massive plant – I’ve been cutting stalks of mint and drinking lemon/mint water throughout the day. It’s been pretty amazing – it definitely has assisted with my water intake goals. 🙂
The Kale is chugging along – I’ll be watching these guys over the next few months.
Does anybody know how to keep my tomatoes from getting these ridges? Or did I just wait too long to pick this one?
Skylla doesn’t seem to care whether the tomatoes have “stretch marks” or not, she just wants to eat them! As a funny side note, about ten minutes after I took this photo, she ran from the back porch and did a Superman leap into my garden bed – luckily she didn’t break any of the plants! It was like she just realized that there was food in the wooden box. Silly little dog. ❤