Thursday, June 10, 2010

One of These Things is Not Like the Other...

The garden has been going CRAZY.  The first weekend in April it was nothing but empty and sad looking garden boxes, now they're so overgrown it's hard to get at the produce it's producing!

Five more serranos (after the initial harvest!) and one lonely golden grape tomato...yum!

We've gotten lots of serrano peppers and I'm excited, because I have a whole slew of things I want to make with them.  I already made salsa and cornbread it was delicious.  Our tomatoes should be ready for picking soon, and I harvested some of our green beans.  I didn't get a picture of them though.  I had them in my purse in a baggie for a few days and then one day at work I discovered them there and decided they would be the perfect compliment to my baked chicken and basmati rice.  I felt like the little red hen for a moment there.  I also felt a bit selfish about not sharing them with my family, but more are on the way and will need to be harvested this weekend.

In sadder news, I will not be getting any lemons this year.  AGAIN.  My poor tree has been battered by the winds whipping around the corner of my third floor apartment balcony and no amount of moving it or trying to protect it helped.  I keep telling my husband that we should now buy a house so that I can actually plant the thing in the ground, but he just looks at me like I'm crazy.  That's not the ONLY reason to buy a house, but it's a compelling pro, right?  I keep thinking I might give it to someone to plant in their yard, but it takes a lot of TLC to raise a citrus in this area, so it can't be just ANYONE.  Not to mention I have been constantly fighting off scale insects which I can't just pawn off on someone.  I do have scruples, people.

If anything, I can at least take comfort that my gardening efforts are much more "fruitful" than they were last year...

Until later,


  1. Hey ... at least you got something already. Our garden is not exactly thriving ... I'm just waiting for those cucumbers!!!!

    And thank you so much for your very lovely and thoughtful comment the other day. I appreciate it!

  2. oooh, I know what's different! It's the orb! One point for me!



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