Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ready For Dine Time

The tomatoes are still forming. The peppers are developing. The melons are only at the blossom stage. And the onions are not yet at their pungent best. But the first papaya pear summer squash is ready for its close-up and the dinner table. And it was really great sliced and sautéed with green onions, celery and home grown garlic!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Savory Standout

It's called lettuce leaf basil(and no, you don't get any points for guessing why). I have found it to be a pleasant addition to vegetable dishes, especially those using summer squash. I highly recommend it.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wabbit Food

Last year I tried growing carrots in a container but something nibbled away the tender shoots before they could develop fully. So far things are going well this year, but I had to thin out quite a few sprouts to get the recommended spacing needed for mature, full grown carrots. I hope I'll get it right this time around and that the sprouts aren't eaten by any scwewy wabbits, huh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh!