Saturday, August 20, 2005

Backyard bounty

It is fitting that I should start my blogging activities showing off two beautiful cucumbers I picked from my backyard, some two weeks ago. You cannot get any more local than this.
Cucumbers
I had the pleasure to eat my first backyard cucumber just sliced very fine, skin on, and seasoned with nothing but salt. They tasted divine.

The so-called "grape tomatoes" plants grew huge and the wire loops I bought at the store were simply not strong enough. The tomato plants are a mess of long limbs all over each other. I am going to put some stronger stakes in the ground and hope I can tie some of the branches to it. Certainly a learning lesson for next year.

Having said that, the "grape" tomatoes are growing to look more like cherry tomatoes and although both plants have lots they are still green. Hopefully, in a week I will have some grape/cherry tomatoes for my very local organic salad.

8 comments:

farmgirl said...

Congratulations on your garden success! Those cucumbers look perfect, and I bet your grape tomatoes will be delish. I've been enjoying a lemon cucumber explosion in my garden for the past few weeks and was so thrilled two days ago to finally harvest some little tomatoes to go with them! : )

Ana said...

Thanks farmgirl. Isn't it absolutely thrilling to see your garden produce the food you are goint to eat (or at least some of it)? When I go on and on about the pleasures of gardening produce, my kids look at me with a hint of compassion. In their minds I am seriously lacking entertainment. What do they know?

J said...

hi ana, wow! your very own cucumbers! i wish i had green fingers like you...can't wait to see your grape tomatoes...cheers,j

Elvira said...

Pepinos... adoro! Basta umas pitadas de sal grosso e ficam deliciosos.

Joe said...

I wish we were able to grow more produce but being where we are its pretty tough! Great job - they look good!

Ana said...

Thank you J, Elvira and Joe. I am enjoying my very small vegetable garden very much. Call me silly, but it is such a sense of accomplishment!

Gia-Gina said...

I harvested my first cuke at 8 years old and have the photo to prove it. Even at that age I knew home grown was special. Yours are beauties.

Rachel said...

Ana, what a green thumb you have! Sometimes it feels as if I can't even convince my little potted plants to sprout leaves--and then they die, of course. I'm green with envy.