Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's alive!!

I just wanted to give a real quick garden update, I have some very exciting news to share.
First of all, I have made my FIRST harvest from the garden. I have been waiting and waiting to pick the lone jalapeno that has been growing for the past few weeks but my dad insisted that I wait. Well, today I noticed that it was starting to turn red at the top so I went ahead and picked it. Now I just need to figure out what to do with it!

The cucumbers have also started to vine out, and one of them has started to attach itself to the marigolds!

I need to get the trellis set up asap.

I love this picture.

Basil explosion!

I also cut a couple flowers to put in the kitchen. It's not much, but it's nice to have something pretty to look at while baking. I don't have any other space to put in flowers besides my vegetable garden bed, so I only have a few zinnia plants and some French marigolds as a companion plant to the eggplant.

Right now I'm waiting for the strawberry jam I made to cool down so I can make homemade pop-tarts with the recipe my friend and name twin Caitlin provided over at her blog. I have never made jam before and this recipe didn't involve any pectin, so I am a little worried about how it will turn out.

That's all for now!

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