How does my garden grow? August 6, 2013

August 6, 2013


How does my garden grow? Well a few weeks ago nothing too exciting was happening and now all sorts of things are going on! My garden has even stepped it up since last week when I took these photos!I harvested my first tomato! I was more excited about this than what may be normal but “whatevs” as the young kids say. 

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I also have some super juicy and flavorful strawberries growing! I know it seems late for them but this variety steadily produces it’s fruit over a longer period of time rather than all at once. I specifically chose them because of this. Perfect for this single lady!

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My basil is amazing this year! This harvest made a bunch of vegan pesto. I used walnuts instead of pinenuts this time because pinenuts are so expensive. It’s not as amazing as pinenut pesto but it’s still really gosh darn great. Seriously. 

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Check out these beautiful carrots!

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My poor kohlrabi! Between the tomatoes and the flowers I moved by them they don’t get enough light! They are supposed to be round and about the size of a fist but my current gardening practices have them stretching for the light!

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This purple cabbage is finally almost ready! 

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I have six pickling cucumber plants starting to produce!

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I’ve harvested two zuchs so far! I love to grill them and smear a bit of pesto on them or top them with red sauce and feta. So good!

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I’ve also started seeds for a fall and winter garden. I got them going a little late (my gardening life story) so we’ll see. I have decided (I think) to not buy starts if these don’t work out. We’ll see if I can hold to that.

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Everything but the feta and dressing is from my garden! Greens and strawberries, steamed broccoli, pesto green beans, roasted onion, rutabaga,  and carrots! I had a decent amount of protein throughout my day so I didn’t stress about not really getting any with dinner.

 This is a super fun time of year in the garden for me! So much is happening! How does YOUR garden grow right now?

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