So, I was going to post a new recipe today but to be quite honest, I’m not cooking because I’m busy :). I decided instead that I would show give you an update on my garden/jungle. Yes, it’s pretty much a jungle. I’ve harvested a TON of cherry tomatoes in the last 2 weeks and they are AMAZING! Five of these bad boys to be exact!
My neighbors seem to think I went a bit overboard with the tomato plants. I planted 16 of them in a pretty small space (1 per square foot) and then used tomato ladders (you can buy them at www.gardeners.com) to prop them up. I can’t even imagine what these bad boys would look like without them – they’re starting to block the view out of our front windows.
Surprisingly, I haven’t harvested that much of anything else yet this year. All I can think is that the winter frosts hung around a few weeks longer than normal and I procrastinated a few weeks on getting seedlings into the ground. I’m hoping everything will really start going in the next week (and hopefully we’ll have a long summer so the garden actually pays off). I did get my first 2 pints of Parisian Pickling Cucumbers (the first few are always misshapen and weird) and 1 normal cucumber.
It looks like I should have some yellow squash, more cucs, and some red peppers in a few days. I’m sure in a few weeks I’ll be packing cucumbers for me and my husband for lunch and cooking zuchinni and/or yellow squash every night for dinner (yes, I always plant WAY too many).