Our garden is really thriving, and I must say that I am pretty surprised. I really have NO idea what I’m doing. I did a little research before planting, but I’m such a newbie. Google really is my best friend these days.
Here’s the box I can see from my back yard. The top picture is from the beginning of April when I first planted the bed. The second one is from two weeks ago. There are three tomato plants in the back. They are HUGE, but still have no fruit. There are plenty of flowers, though, so I’m pretty hopeful. In front of that, I have garlic growing on the left. Then, I have basil, parsley, and cilantro. I have since harvested all of the herbs. We have made pesto (below) and homemade salsa.
My zucchini is beginning to produce fruit, and are much bigger since I took these pictures two weeks ago.
As you can see, my brussel sprouts were ravaged by cabbage worms. I really didn’t think it would grow after the outer leaves were eaten completely. But, it seems to be doing well. This is one thing I had to research on Google. I really had no idea what the plant should look like at harvest time. I was quite surprised.
My squash is flowering. No fruit yet, but I’m patient.
Now to the goodies!!
I’ve harvested my red leaf lettuce several times. We’ve enjoyed it on sandwiches, burgers, and in salads.
From my harvested basil, I made pesto. I had never had pesto before, and I loved it. I can’t wait to harvest more for another batch! I googled for a pesto recipe, and I don’t remember where I found the one I used.