Saturday, August 4, 2007

Things are growing!

We are reaping the rewards of our garden finally! I'm picking a few tomatoes each week, and I'm thinking that with the number that are starting to turn red, I'm going to be picking a ton soon.

The rabbits have had a field day with the leaves on the carrots, though picking one of the carrots, it seems that they are still doing okay? The onions are about done, so we'll be picking those when we have the opportunity.

All of my viney plants still have no fruit on them. Though, they have tons of flowers on them, we're hoping to see something soon - canteloupe, squash, pumpkin, watermelon - something! I'm thinking the only possible one left is going to be the pumpkins, since they have a long growing season. I just wish we were going to have some squash, I've been looking forward to it all summer long.

We have yellow peppers aplenty - though we have no clue what to do with them! Any suggestions? Our green peppers are also doing nicely. :)

1 comment:

casacaudill said...

So jealous of your tomatoes! Ours are starting to grow and it looks like we're going to have hundreds of them. Unfortunately, our plants became to heavy for the trellises/cages we had them in and they all tipped over. Alan is going to Ace today to pick up something to put them back up. We've also had a couple of stalks break off under their own weight so we've lost some tomatoes.

As for the peppers, we planted jalapeƱos and banana peppers too and we used the ones we have to make a pork verde in the crock pot. Alan cut up the peppers, threw in the roast and some cloves of garlic and set it for 10 hours. Then, when everything was done, the meat was somewhat spicy and flavorful. He took the peppers and chopped them up to make a sort of tapendade.