Sunday, July 10, 2011

Chance to Grow

We've never truly tried our hands at a vegetable garden before.

....and by 'we', I mean Denton.  I have no talent or patience for such things.  I don't tend to things, let alone plants.  It's not in my nature.  It is a really good thing I'm not a parent.

Don't get me wrong, I like fresh vegetables, be it tomatoes peppers or cucumbers.  Never a fan of ever present zucchini, that people always seem to grow, and always have too much of and try to give away - usually unsuccessfully.

Last year we did try growing basil without much success.  First, it was 90 degrees and up most of the summer and no one around much to water anything - including Mother Nature. 

Oh, and the deer ate it too.  We have deer......that have decimated many of our plants.

But my mother dropped off a little planter along with some basil, parsley and thyme.  No sage or rosemary.   Denton went out and bought a cherry tomato plant and crammed them all in this little planter.

Surprise of all surprises, things are growing.   Water this season has not been an issue.  I mean, I'm surprised the plants didn't drown, but irrigation seems to be fine.

...and while we have seen the entire family of deer continually, they have not touched the crops.

Now, as of yesterday, we the tomato flowers have started turning to the fleshy fruit.

Sure, there are only three tomatoes so far, but it's three more than I expected....or that we've ever had. Let's hope they ripen.

The basil is ready. Maybe I'll make some pesto.

Song by:  Wendy & Lisa


A Lewis said...

We lived lived lived out of the garden growing up as a kid dude. I loved it. And, honestly, you can't find that quality and taste any longer. I miss it.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you can make fried green tomatoes for Denton in your Miss Daisy outfit.

Mike said...

Good luck, Mr. Greenjeans.

A few years back, we planted some cherry tomato plants on the roof deck. Every morning before work, and every tnight after work, we'd run up there and water the plants, as they got all day sun and dried out quickly. At the end of the summer, we caculated how much time and effort we put in to harvesting about two handfuls of tomoatos.

Someday, we'll have a "real' garden and a built-in irrigation system.

Ur-spo said...

what sort of tomatoes?

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