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Garden Attempts by Novices - Take 25

July 24, 2007 - 11:18 PM

Are you getting tired of these updates yet? I suppose if you are you just don't read for the day... oh how I long for a good diaper story to tell you all... sigh... maybe I will start writing secret messages in each post and see if you can find them?

Phew! Tough getting to the garden these days! Not that we don't want to go or don't need to go, just lots of stuff going on! This definitely puts one on the side of having a garden in one's own yard! Oy!

We did make it out there today though, we've haven't been since Friday. Some exciting and bummer things going on, but overall very good! We harvested cherry tomatoes galore! SOOO many! I ended up baking a pan full with fresh minced garlic, diced chives, diced basil, cracked pepper then a 1/4 c. olive oil sprinkled on top... and a few slices of thin onions and baked it for 30 minutes. It was delicious! It was perfect on top of pasta!

On the garden side of things, the only bummer is one area of one cherry tomato plant that is on the ground went yucky. Still dozens to eat, but bummer for the yucky ones. Ezekiel was my main man once again, he was an awesome harvester!

Ezekiel harvesting cherry tomatoes

We did get 3 more big tomatoes, but I am still worried about the plants. One side looks like wilted bunk and the other, a lush of green heavenly! Both sides are producing huge green tomatoes that, I was told should be turning red in the next few weeks in abundance? Honestly, I will believe it when I see it.

bad side tomatoes

good side tomatoes

Happy days, our eggplants are in! Well, coming in. They are the size of my palm and growing! We have one on each plant. Yum, yum, eggplant parmigiana here we come! Oh and stuffed eggplant? Yummy! More reasons we need those tomatoes red! :)! Plus, I found this tomato, basil and brie recipe that they say is best when your garden has too many tomatoes you don't know what to do... I am so excited for that day!

baby eggplant

Ezekiel keeps picking carrots at random as well. The fact that he can't see them is driving him crazy. The one he picked today was little but yummy. He gave it 5 stars.

ezekiel and his carrot

OH! And here are some shots of some of the storm damage of last week. The tree is now completely gone, they ripped it out, stump and all. Mrs. Moon's popcorn stalks we're pushed over, crushing all the veggies in between and the neighbor with the tall corn... well it looked like someone put a gentle bend on them as they got pushed over.


Hillary will be the next prez.... not that I will vote for her, the baby boomers will, but note I called it here first.


by Dana

Response to Garden Attempts by Novices - Take 25

  • Amanda said on July 25, 2007 - 8:22 AM

    I like the updates. I read them all. I'm really proud of you guys. Your garden looks amazing. At least from the photos. Maybe I'll have to visit it someday. :)

  • Leslie said on July 25, 2007 - 8:41 AM

    So you think Hillary will be the next prez huh ? :) I like all the updates too, even though I see your garden almost everyday :) We are harvesting red tomatos galore!! I gave some to a coworker, and he loved them, I feel so blessed to be able to bless others :) way fun!! :) Thanks for doing this with me :)

  • Leslie said on July 25, 2007 - 8:42 AM

    P.S. Did you see that your tomato in the front had a bright orange almost red one on it.. do you think it will get swiped by today?

  • Dana said on July 25, 2007 - 9:01 AM

    :)! We were watching all the You Tube debates last night... it was definitely entertaining and a lot of things we've heard a million times already but a few questions were definitely entertaining. Amanda, you are totally welcome to visit! I know your bosses work you to the bone, so maybe an after work or before work or Saturday visit? I think I am going out there Saturday at sun-up-early? ;)!

  • Holly said on July 25, 2007 - 9:11 AM

    I LOVE these updates! Especially all the pictures! It takes me back to the days when my daddy and I used to have a garden in our back yard. I was the enthusiastic planter, weeder, harvester, sous chef... whatever it took. I'm quite excited for you guys, and I hope you enjoy the fruits of your labor!

  • Kirsten Hill said on July 25, 2007 - 1:02 PM

    Even when I don't read it all, I always look at the pics! :)

  • Wendy B said on July 25, 2007 - 1:43 PM

    I also love to read the garden updates... as well as any other topic you blog about. I am going to try to spot your garden today. Jake, Evie and I are going to that park to hang out with some old neighbors who are moving to Wisconsin. Any tip on how to find it?

  • Kathy said on July 25, 2007 - 3:20 PM

    I like the updates too! You get me excited to manage my own one day.

  • Dana said on July 25, 2007 - 4:55 PM

    Aw schucks! There are little white pieces of wood with numbers on them in the front corner of each lot. We have ours fenced in with Leslie's. I also have a non garden lot next to mine that is "empty" of veggies, it does have someone's knocked over sunflowers laying in it though. I hope you can find it, you will probably recognize it from the pictures I assume?

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