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More Signs of Life in the Garden

First Big Boy Harvested - Many More to Come

The Big Boy tomato plants are heavy with fruit. I’m looking forward to many bowls of gazpacho and savory stuffed tomatoes.

More growth below the cut.

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Herb Harvest Update

Last weekend I detailed a harvest of herbs, many of which have been drying nicely above my kitchen cabinets. I did use the Basil to make my first batch of Pesto.

This is why I garden – food tastes better when it is grown locally. ┬áBelow is a photo of the pesto I made using a recipe found on simplyrecipes.com

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Herb Harvest

This morning, I trimmed up the herb patch and came away with a haul of herbs.

Potted today 6-27-2010:

  • Moonflower
  • Pumpkin
  • Morning Glory

I used two different potting methods to germinate the seeds. I used Jiffy Peat Pots to grow the Moonflower and Morning Glory. For the pumpkins, I used biodegradable seed cups and added organic soil. The pumpkin seedlings will fill the space cleared from the Romaine harvest this morning.

Jiffy Peat Pots

Garden Edibles

Romaine Lettuce was the backbone of this delicious salad:

First Garden Salad

Sauce enhanced with fresh picked Basil and Rosemary:

Sauce with Fresh From the Garden Basil & Rosemary

Finally! All Veg in the Ground or Container or Raised Bed

Planted today – May 23:

Cucumbers – in a container with a trellis.

Cilantro – Potted a Cilantro seedling,

Visited Terrain in Kennett Square today, a sprawling garden mega store. Lots of unusual, hand crafted items – you will certainly pay for the uniqueness of the item. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful and I took home a wooden crate and trellis for the cucumbers.

Container Cucumber

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