I haven’t given a garden update in a while, so here’s the status of the plants:
The tomatoes are growing happily….
I de-suckered them & decided to try rooting the stems in water. It’s all an adventure in this gardening thing, so we’ll see how it goes…
Here’s the potato plant from the seeds I obtained locally & planted after Good Friday (& thus after the last frost). This should turn out successful!
Here’s the potato plant from the certified organic seeds I purchased online & planted on Good Friday. Not sure what happened, but at first I thought they were a lost cause, now it seems they just had a slow start….
Here are J’s cayenne peppers. We dry these & crush them. He says they’re the best on our homemade pizzas. I also like to add a pinch in our meatloaf ala Jamie Oliver. (recipe from his Food Revolution book. Best. Meatloaf. Ever.)
Lastly, here are the basil & string bean plants. We like to make pesto & freeze it in snack bags. It’s makes the perfect portions for those frozen raviolis. The string beans are an experiment.
The gardening hobby around here is truly an experiment. I always loved doing the little gardening I did as a kid & wanted to grow my own veggies to use in cooking. I don’t know much & am really learning as I go. Thankfully J likes to dabble in this with me. If we succeed & get to eat some homegrown goodness, yay! If something happens & we get nothing, that’s ok too.