Archive for July, 2011

July 17, 2011

Seeing red (and green)

Our biggest heirloom tomato is finally turning red. We haven’t had many more tomatoes come out on this plant, but at least something good is happening. We also have a lot of yellow leaves, which is a little worrisome, but we’ll wait and see. We also had a great bean harvest! It amounted to this bunch that you see here plus another just as large. Not too shabby for a first pick! The cute little flower tub is on the other side of the deck. We added that a few weeks ago, and she’s doing great!

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July 3, 2011

Oh snap!

We finally ate something! One sugar snap pea for each person, and boy, were they amazingly delicious. I L.O.V.E. sugar snap peas, and it’s definitely true that they taste better if you grow them yourself…

There were also some tiny summer squash (about the size of a cornichon/gherkin) that looked like they had a little end rot, so I clipped them to divert more energy to the good squashes.  I’ll try watering less and see if that helps.

Meantime, we sauteed the good parts of the wee ones to put in an omelet. Also delicious, but I did feel like it was kind of cheating because they weren’t fully grown.

Danny’s parents are still here visiting, so they reminded him (and taught me) the Shehecheyanu blessing for the first fruits of the season. All very exciting!