Sunday, July 12, 2009

Garden update

Because I can't stop thinking about my plants, I thought I would give you
all a little update.

These are my Peppers. The baking pumpkins are trying to take them over,
but I keep helping them out by cutting or tucking the leaves back.

This is the plant that I don't remember what it is. I really like the leaf and
the flower they make, but just don't have any idea what to do with them.
any ideas?

These are the Yellow-Wax green beans. They are very tasty and have
a lighter flavor than regular green beans. It's really fun to pick a handful,
toss them in a pot of water, then have beans with dinner.

This is one of my carving pumpkins. You can still cook with them, but the
meat of the pumpkin isn't as thick as the baking kind. There are lots of
little guys coming out of this plant, but so far, this guy is the biggest.

I will also be eating (hopefully) eggplant Parmesan, made from my own
eggplant in the fall. I the plant has a few flowers and looks like some are
starting to bud.

It is really very exciting to eat things that I've grown. I've wanted a
garden for a long time. But living in an apartment means that you have
to find some place other than home to garden and well... I'm just too
lazy for that.

I started my ideas for a garden way before the economy tanked. And
honestly, veggies and roughage are not my normal diet. So this my friends
is not a "Recession Garden". It's just my garden that makes me feel good
about doing something with my hands, growing things that do more
than just look pretty (though I have plans for a 'cut-flower' bed next year)
and actually make me want to cook. Because lets face it folks, i'm no
Julia Child, i'm just an Iki that likes to eat food fast and with little fuss.

Though i will don my apron from time to time and cook for others.
But only from time to time.


meghan said...

That plant is a nasturtium. I love them too, and the leaves and flowers are edible.

Chris said...

Oh, I bet those eggplants will be cute as they grow!

Anonymous said...

Nasturium leaves taste peppery. They are an interesting addition to a salad.