Gardening: Week Thirteen

June 7, 2010

There’s not a lot of change this week, except for the number of tomatoes we’ve been eating.  Everything is growing and the plants that seemed to be having problems last week haven’t gotten any worse and might be a little better.

The Thai chili plant has exploded with ripe, red peppers.  Pepper sauce?  Dried peppers? The bells are ripening all at once.  There just might be a pot of Roasted Red Pepper Soup in our future.  Or pasta with peppers. Some are most definitely destined for fajitas.All of the herbs are doing well, way more than I can use.  Oregano…Basil, that keeps going to seed.  I just keep pinching and pinching and pinching and it keeps growing and growing and growing.Rosemary and thyme.These four big tomatoes are on the least healthy of the tomato plants. Go figure.  They’ll be salad (or something ) tomorrow night.  Maybe tomato soup?  Or tomato jam? Yeah, maybe tomato soup with the big ‘maters because there are more than enough cherry tomatoes to keep us in salads for a while.  A couple dozen made their way into Fettucine Carbonara with Roasted Tomatoes the other night.

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Lana @ Never Enough Thyme June 7, 2010 at 9:36 am

The garden is looking great, Karen. You really have the green thumb “touch.” My tomatoes are huge but are having trouble setting fruit and my peppers are not looking promising. However, all the herbs and lettuces are going great. Keep up your good work!

Pam June 7, 2010 at 9:39 am

The garden is looking great, Karen.

I’m very jealous of your bell peppers. Why did I not plant those this year?

Our garden got a late start this year due to weather, but things are finally starting to move along. My hubby planted 6 basil plants so I’m seeing lots of pesto in my future. But I’m not complaining about that.

My cilantro is just not a happy camper. The plants we planted are doing ok, but not necessarily thriving. I’m planning on picking some today to make a marinade for my shrimp. But, some cilantro started sprouting in the pots I planted my impatients in this year. Apparently the plants from last year went to seed. Wouldn’t you know, those cilantro plants are growing beautifully beside the impatients, but the hearty plants we planted in the garden are not. Maybe that’s the secret?

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