Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Missing the Boat: Our Latent Garden

I can't believe that I am simultaneously doing back-to-school shopping and reaping the first rewards of our garden that we planted almost 4 months ago!

Green Goodness!

I'm not really complaining, I am super excited about our garden, but it's AUGUST. So far, we have had a few ripe roma tomatoes, which my tomato-loving Monkey has quickly devoured, and some enormous zucchini that we dicovered hiding under the  leaves of the huge plant (man that sucker took over everything), a few green beans and a couple carrots which are still pretty tiny.

Zucchini Monster

The tomato plants are on the verge of exploding. The roma tomato and cherry tomato plants are full of fruit, they just haven't ripened yet. We are waiting for the carrots to grow, as well as the onions and have sort of given up on our eggplant which never quite seemed to take off (insert frownie face here).

We're almost there!
Tons of Tomatoes!

He said, "Yeah, baby!"

Earlier this week I charmed my family and co-workers with zucchini muffins.  I have also enjoyed the zucchini at dinner time, intended as a side dish which actually turned out to be a main dish another time, in such a simple, healthy and tasty recipe. Monkey has eaten several green beans as a snack, washed and right off the plant. We are chomping at the bit for this garden to take off, dammit!

Crunchy, snappy snacks

Healthier, whole-wheat flour, less sugar muffins

Roasted Zucchini and Tomatoes over Kamut Spirals

It's been slow growing, probably due to the weirdness of the weather this spring, but we can only hope it means we'll be enjoying these vegetables well past October!

Did you plant a garden? How did it grow this summer with the weird weather? 

6 comments:

  1. Very impressive. No garden for me because I don't have a green thumb *sobs*. So I can only drool over what you're turning out. Zucchini muffins?! Wow!

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  2. Wow, I think your garden looks amazing! I'm still hoping my little basil plants survives!

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  3. Wow!! Nice garden you have. Great plantation. Loved the pics of your garden and the vegetables. Thanks for sharing.

    Lets have some more fun. Take the Vegetable Personality Test and find out what does your favorite vegetable say about your personality? I have taken the test and enjoyed a lot. Hope you too will enjoy it.

    Have Fun!!

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  4. Mmm the roasted zucchini and tomatoes look absolutely yum! My parents use to have a garden. Homemade and fresh everything, every day! I loved it. I wish I could do the same. I would kill everything though. I don't have the green thumb. It skipped a generation :)

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  5. Yeah baby! That's awesome. Grown with love is the best ways these days.

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  6. Barbara,I still haven't done herbs and I hope to do that this year!! All of you who say you don't have a green thumb need to ask your significant other if they do...that's what happens at my house, my boys take care of the garden and I just make food and take pictures :)

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