I’ve been told that I haven’t blogged since I got out of school at the end of May. So sorry, but I’ve been furiously working on a long list of projects that I had put off all last semester. Even now, I’m a little panicked that I won’t get everything finished before school starts up again on Monday. I’ve repainted our bedroom (with only one minor scary incident—yay), completely cleaned our closets, installed a new closet system, caught up on half my sewing projects, finished up leftover yard work and in between socialized with friends, got a massage (thank you Simone!), went to a baseball game and am trying to catch up on my chick flicks, foreign films and dramas while Jack’s out of town.
It’s been busy. I need to sit down.
In the meantime, I’ll let Lily give you a quick update and tour of the veggie garden.
Hello, it’s me Lily! Welcome to my land!
Just a refresher: On the left was the veggie garden just a couple weeks ago. On the right is where we’re at today. All the veggies and herbs are growing like gang busters especially since my mom installed a drip watering system last weekend. This is big ’cause she tends to forget to water things (me included).
The fern and hosta garden is taking off—flowers are popping out everywhere. The hostas are sporting these flowering spikes which look pretty cool.
Begonias are doing well.
And the Fuschia has exploded with dozens of these pink/purple beauties.
Snap peas finally got thinned out a little. They were getting seriously out of control.
Red cabbage is coming along.
Turnips have gone crazy.
Beets are looking good!
Rainbow chard’s coming in well.
We’ve got lots and lots of spinach …
… that we harvested for dinner along with lettuce and mesculin. Yum!
And the radishes are looking particularly festive.
We’re growing a variety of radishes that range in taste from mild and buttery to spicy and peppery. We plucked a few for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow.
We also pulled some fresh mint from the mint garden for our iced tea and mock mint juleps. We’ve got eight varieties of mint growing—chocolate mint, mojito, ginger, orange, apple, pineapple—we love our mint here.
The basil—we’re growing the standard Genova along with purple basil—is a little slow growing, but coming along …
Here’s harvested Italian parsley, mint and marigolds which will be the basis for our tabbouleh tomorrow.
Around the corner, the tomatoes are really starting to multiply.
They look so tempting! And they’re at the perfect height for me to just pick them off one by one. I think it makes my parents a little nervous. I have no idea why. I only ate one banana pepper and handful of strawberries. I thought no one would notice.
Anywho … those tomatoes sure are looking good, can’t wait until they ripen up.
In the meantime I’m exhausted from digging holes all over the yard.
Hope you enjoyed the tour