Everyday Life, Gardening

Suburban Garden – Ready to Harvest

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!

Tomatoes
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

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.

Green Peppers
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Two green peppers just in time for fajita night! These guys are going to be so tasty – yum!

Serrano Peppers
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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.

Cucumbers
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

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.

Cucumber Flower
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Basil
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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.

Mint
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

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. 🙂

Kale
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

The Kale is chugging along – I’ll be watching these guys over the next few months.

Little Red Tomato
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

Does anybody know how to keep my tomatoes from getting these ridges?  Or did I just wait too long to pick this one?

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

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. ❤

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