Saturday, May 23, 2009

How does your garden grow?

Look at these gorgeous bell peppers? They are almost ready to be sliced up and put in a salad. Or stuffed with meatloaf. Or chopped up and put in my marinated artichoke rice salad. Or cut into chunks and kabob'd with beef and onions. So many options.
The garden is beginning to really take off. We picked our first zucchini tonight. There are plenty of bell peppers almost ready. We began the garden in the garage in early March. We built raised beds for most of the plant and built mounds for the ones that really spread out like the squash and zucchinis.
This is an Early Girl tomato plant. Boy is she right on time. While the rest of the tomatoes are just starting to have little bitty tomatoes, these puppies are almost baseball size and I am just waiting for them to turn red.

Nothing beats a ripe tomato. When you slice them and they are darker red inside, it is officially summer and I realize how awful the imported from South America, picked when they were lime green tomatoes I have been eating since fall really are.

These are Fresno Red Chili peppers. I'm not a fan of hot, but aren't these beauties. Not sure what I will do with them, but I am sure there will be a use.

Here are the green beans working their way up the trellis. Behind them are more tomatoes, most of these are cherry tomatoes and they are huge, but just beginning to sprout hundreds of tiny tomatoes. In just a few weeks we will be picking bushels each day trying to figure out what to do with all our bounty!

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