Before I forget, I need to direct your attention to the Bookshelf, where I reviewed two new books for you. (Yes, yes, you’re welcome. Stop…I’m blushing.) Organic Manifesto and This Is Why You’re Fat. Not to be confused with this This is Why You’re Fat.
11 layers of Pop Tarts, pretzels, chocolate, gingersnaps, peanut butter, icing and mini jawbreakers…is it wrong that I think that sounds good?
Last week, before the deluge that swept through my yard, leaving grass and rocks in places that they weren’t before said rains, I took some photos of my garden to show you. Truthfully, nothing much has changed since then, save the fact that the soil has been constantly wet for about a week and the sun hasn’t been seen in that time.
So without further ado, my garden update, which I am sure you are awaiting with baited breath. Rest well, tonight, my friends, rest well.
The herbs are still growing. Much to my chagrin. Actually, the cilantro is starting to bolt, which really blows because that is the herb that I use daily. And, hey, check out my cute car in the background there! Sporty, no? ;)
My peppers are still tiny, but they are flowering. Rather, they were flowering. They don’t seem to open up much during the dreary overcast days we’ve been having.
Are you supposed to pull up the onions if they are peeking out like this? Because, yeah, all mine are. Apparently I didn’t bury them deep enough when I planted them. Either that or they are itching for some of the fresh air that is lacking underground. Either way, they are only pingpong ball size, so I’d have to harvest all of them to make a tiny bowl of salsa…and i don’t have any tomatoes yet, as you’ll soon see (ooohhh, foreshadowing).
Not messing around, am I? Collards, kale, jerusalem artichokes (anyone know how you that you can harvest these?), and broccoli and cauliflower! Oh my!
It’s kind of like a little cabbage patch kid. I’ll name it Catie Cut-Up. Oh, wait that’s the Garbage Pail Kids…nevermind (but click that link to find your garbage pail kid name…its fun to waste time, isn’t it?).
Tiniest broccoli ever.
Runner beans flowers first and then fruit. Last year, they only got to the flower stage. I’m hoping to improve on that this year.
Oh my dear god, what have I gotten myself into?!?! I don’t even remember what all is where in this mess, but they are all flowering now.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared.
See? Told you so.
Since there is nothing to show scale in this photo, I’ll just have try to explain how HUGE these cucumbers are. They’re ginormous. We’re talking, like, inches people. Maybe two, two and a half. Inches. Yeah, HUGE.
And the latest guys to join the slow-growing army of tiny green tomatoes that seem to be the only kind of tomatoes I can grow, are these little Lemon Boys. Sadly, this plant took a hit in the backyard flood of 2010, but I think they might pull through. I sing to them at night, which I am sure is helping.
What’s your garbage pail kid name? Or, if you don’t care to find out, did you ever see the movie?
True story: I got my wisdom teeth pulled when I was 18 and my loving boyfriend came over to spend the evening with me and cheer me up. I asked him to bring a movie. He brought The Garbage Pail Kids. We’re not together any more. Just saying.
Four more days to enter the giveaway for the $60 CSN gift certificate!