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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Sunday Morning Harvest

I planted my first garden this year, quickly after settling into our first house. I grew up with parents who took lawn care and gardens to a whole new dimension. Gorgeous gardens, dedicated edgers..you know the type. The whole effort paid off because even though I dreaded lifting a finger when I lived at home with my parents, I have become hooked on a new hobby!

I planted squash late in the planting season (Mid June) and so I am just getting a huge amount of yellow flowers and the beginnings of squash.
You can see a few tomato's are coming through (My plants came back with a vengeance after I thought they had lost the good fight in late June) and I've got a ton more on the way.
The herbs however, have been most rewarding. (I couldn't keep a plant of basil alive the balcony of our apartment last year, but somehow I've got this to look forward to every day of Summer!) Pictured: Mint (2 variations), Basil, Tarragon, Thyme, Oregano and Rosemary.

3 comments:

Meri said...

your basil looks so pretty and green. mine is not very happy this year:( but i do have a new fondness for parsley. what a difference having it fresh and not days old from the grocery store makes. mmmm.

charm city cupcake said...

Your harvest looks great! I have little to show for as of yet. My basil plants are doing great, but that's all I've been getting anything from. I planted VERY late - very end of June - so I'm just now getting blossoms on my squash and eggplant. The chili plants are flowering like mad, as are my tomatoes, which have a bunch of little green guys on them. Thankfully I can get my fill of tomatoes from the market under the JFX!

K8teebug said...

Congratulations on your harvest! It looks so pretty.