Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Garden

Things are petering out in the garden. The champions have been the Japanese eggplants, the cucumbers, the basil, the tomatoes, and the peppers. Eggplants and basil are still going strong, the peppers are several but small, the cukes are totally done, and the tomatoes are nearly done (while those in Oregon have barely started!!). We have yet to see what all is happening to the sweet potatoes underground. We'll be yanking a bunch of stuff out in the next couple of weeks and seeding the ground with a cover crop - probably red clover. We're hoping to add a couple of beds of fall plantings - onions, garlic, peas, beans, greens, etc. if this weather EVER cools down!!

Here's Eli doing his favorite job - harvesting! He is blissful in the garden, checking out every detail and he is so excited that when we finish astronomy we'll be studying botany. He's so curious about everything out there!

Here's a bowl of things from the garden - YUM! We've really enjoyed our weekly basil-garlic-onion-anchovy-eggplant-zucchini-tomato pizza with lots of hot red peppers.

And last of all, isn't the eggplant pretty? :)

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