Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday garden update
I'm going to have squash and zucchini coming out of my ears soon! The plants are still doing wonderful with very little pest problems. I've only seen 3 squash get eaten by bugs and that is pretty damn good! I could never eat this many squash and I am really looking forward to sharing!
I have never had a tomatillo but I have LOTS of tomatillo plants growing. The first tomatillo I tried I did not like one bit....There are many different varieties and the first was very small and green. I actually didn't even plant that one. It grew out of our fill dirt and I let it stay. I planted others that are very big and green. I'm waiting for them to be ripe and crossing my fingers they are delicious. I am also growing "ground cherries" which are tomatillos - who knew? They are going to be light orange and sweeter according to my research.
The lettuce is growing abundantly and I have plenty to share with family and bunnies. The kids take freely from the lettuce, kale, and chard either for themselves or for BunBun(she's a well fed rabbit). I love seeing the kids munch on lettuce as a special treat!
I have to start planting more seeds - more carrots and lettuce to keep our supply up. I haven't trellised the tomatoes like I wanted last week and they are starting to get out of control. Perhaps while the kids are with Grandma this afternoon I can get that done. It's so full back in the tomato beds that little ones would be breaking branches left and right.
Made this week: Roasted squash and zucchini, smoothies loaded with kale, salads, and a lot of snacking on fresh carrots