Monday, July 21, 2008

Green Thumb

Because of pregnancy and the distance we had to travel to garden, we decided to garden at home this summer. This, of course, is rather limiting since we live in an apartment and have to use containers to garden. However, we have a few containers up on the roof deck of our building (it certainly is nice to have an "in" with the managers) and we are very proud of our plants.

This is our garden.
We have three tomato plants (one cherry, two larger), a pot of basil and parsley, a bell pepper, arugula, Swiss chard and chives. As you can see, the tomatoes are doing quite well, especially the cherry which is covered with baby tomatoes.

Our pepper has 13 peppers growing, according to my husband's count. I haven't bothered counting. They seem innumerable.

Our cherry tomato is huge. We can't even fit all of it in the tomato cage! We lost a few tomatoes while we were gone for the Fourth of July, but it is still covered.

This is one of our other tomato plants. See how many tomatoes it has?

Before I took the pictures of our garden, I had pretty much decimated our Swiss chard to make dinner. But look how much we got out of a little container!

Growing this garden has been very good for me. I've always loved fresh produce (thanks, Mom, for spoiling me) and I like to see success. Gardens, while they don't provide instant gratification, certainly progress fast enough to be either very satisfying or very discouraging. I'm feeling very satisfied this year.
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4 comments:

Jeanerbee said...

Oh I'm so glad you have a blog! I love seeing how Anna is growing - and your plants too, lol! I'm jealous of your fresh produce!

Bridget said...

I love it! It's nice to see pictures of Anna, too. I was wondering what she looked like these days.

Adam + Bethany + Carston said...

What do you do with arugula? Do you have any good recipes?

Fromagette said...

I love putting arugula into green salads. I also recently made a lentil/couscous salad (epicurious.com) that used arugula. I've never tried cooking it, but I know it is possible.