Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Not just sitting here waiting...

This is my future pasta with tomato, basil and roasted garlic meal!

See...lots more coming!

Okay, now after yesterday's cranky ass post I wanted to show you that I am not the kind of person to just sit around and b****** about something without doing something productive to help fix my problem. I decided that as the summer got closer I needed to figure out how I was going to be able to keep eating the fresh vegetables that I enjoy so much. T. and I came up with a movable garden idea. The theory behind this is that we are now able to protect what we are growing by moving it to shelter when the sun gets too hot or our afternoon monsoons start! Unfortunately we had to do this right in the front entry area of our house so now our neighbors can all see how perfectly crazed we are!

So far though everything is doing very well and we have been able to keep it completely organic. We are able to hand water them and keep a real close eye on the herbs. The tomatoes have flourished to a point that we never thought possible. We always thought that they needed depth for their root system but we have 2 plants planted in a large size window box and they are blooming like crazy at this point. If we are able to succeed with these we are going to try several other heat loving crops like eggplant, bell peppers and zucchini.

2 different types of lettuce (one is red leaf and the other I forget) and onions growing around the sides.

Green Leaf Lettuce with onions

Red Leaf lettuce
Lots of basil, Greek oregano, cilantro and parsley!

Two nice healthy tomatoes!

As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!

Judy
www.nofearentertaining.com

9 comments:

Peter M said...

I love the smell of tomato plants in the morning! Also, save that oregano for hanging and drying...you'll thank me later.

Ben said...

Oh, look at those beautiful tomatoes! This year I am going to start a garden in my back yard. I hope I can make it grow. Wish me luck :D

Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

Hey thanks Peter unfortunately I am so busy running to the car in the morning I have never smelt a tomato plant! Note to self - stop to smell the tomatoes. I am planning on drying the oregano when it starts spreading too much!

Hi Ben- Good luck with your garden. The soil is the most important thing. I swear by cow manure or worm poop.

ga.farmgirl said...

All your plants are looking great.
I'd be tempted to fry me up a green tomato before long.
The rate all your plants are growing it won't be long before you are whipping up one of those good recipes of yours. Good luck with them all.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks great! Our garden is still in its infancy. I like your idea of moving the garden around as needed. We're planning to try that with some greens this year, although it's still too early to start on that project yet (for the record, in the 70s today, low 40s on Saturday, so frost is still a major issue).

Bellini Valli said...

No sunlight on my patio for a little veggie garden...but many, many trips to the farmer's market are coming up:D

Núria said...

Bravo, Bravo. Clap, clap!!!! Great job, Judy! I love it♥
I only have garlics these year planted in a big plant pot in my terrace, but hopefully I'll have some tomatoes too!
When I was a kid, my father used to plant: tomatoes, green beans, onions, lettuces... bla... everything and I miss those flavours :D

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Looks like things are growing quite well! My garden is still looking...ok. Here's hoping things shape up a bit. There's hope for peppers soon though, so I'll take what I get! I never did get my tomatoes in the ground though, so now I have a bit of tomato envy :-P

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

The garden looks great, Judy. I have a few tomato plants and some herbs, but I just haven't had the time to give them the attenion they deserve. Hopefully, soon....