Friday, September 18, 2009
The first of a billion summer re-cap posts
The garden. My garden. My dad said that out off all his kids, I was the last person he thought would have a decent garden. Whatever that means, but I'm choosing to take it as a compliment. Sawyer & I had fun going out every morning & picking the 3 or 4 strawberries that had ripened overnight for our breakfast dessert.Then there are the peppers. I haven't figured out what to do with these as I am the only one who likes them and I only like a slice or two plain. I guess I should do fajitas, huh? Problem solved.Lettuce was awesome. Yay for picking as much as you need & not having the rest rot in your fridge drawer only to be forgotten about until it turns into a smelly liquidy thing. Also awesome was cilantro. Every time I would go out to weed, I'd sit there & nibble on cilantro. I swear that stuff is AMAZING!!! But what do you do with it when it stops growing nummy leaves & starts growing coriander seeds? I also had corn, ridiculous amounts of tomatoes, carrots, freakishly large cucumbers, spinach, watermelon & pumpkin. Next year, maybe only 2 tomato plants, more herbs, more berries, more spinach (a better variety, anyone?), plant corn in clusters, not a single straight line. I think I'd like to try peas & broccoli too.