June 20, 2011
The sun finally came out here in the Sunshine State… hooooray! And the garden just soaked it up. Do you remember this picture?
Look at it now just barely 2 weeks later:
Just 2 weeks later and it has grown enough for this huge bowl of greens plus some:
That whole bowl of mesclun only cost me approximately $.20! A sprinkle of seeds, a little bit of water (mostly rain), a little bit of fertilizer & soil, and I have enough lettuce to last the whole the week! The books all say it will come back after I cut it down, we’ll see….
My eggplants, despite the earlier battle with earwigs, are thriving as well:
Those beautiful purple blooms are going to beautiful purple eggplants before you know it!
The green onions rooted well and are ready to be plucked out of the pot whenever I need one.
It’s alive, it’s alive!! My basil is making a great comeback after all the unseasonal rain and pests. I’m so relieved and I am so looking forward to the first caprese salad of the season.
And speaking of caprese, my first tomatoes are just about 2 weeks from being picked! Look at those little green nuggets, I can hardly wait!
All in all, it’s a been a fruitful 2 weeks of sunshine and growing in the garden. Fingers crossed… maybe I’ll get to pick a cherry tomato or two next week…