Entry 37: No News Like Good News
So I haven’t been posting much lately for two reasons. The first being that I’ve been having trouble with my camera/posting-device, my mobile phone. It’s old and slow and can’t really keep up with most modern day apps. The second reason is that there hasn’t been much news to report. I didn’t want to write a piece about how things were…surprise! still growing normally and that I was still making kale chips. Seriously we have so much kale! This plant pays for itself, We can go out to the market and pay $4-$5 for a small bunch of kale but at home we have a nice steady supply of it and we know where it came from. I went a little off track there but my point is I gave it some time and now there is a much more noticeable change in the garden that people would appreciate.
Firstly, Pic 1 shows some tomatoes that we picked. They’re pretty small but our tomatoes were not doing great this year. I gave these a few days on the counter and they turned a nice healthy red. We used some in a turkey chili and some in a nice light tomato sauce.
Pic 2 is that lettuce we planted from seeds. Look how they’ve grown! And they’ve been a nice healthy green colour.
Lastly, we have the cucumber, plants in Pic 3, that we planted late in the season. I’ve been making sure to give these ones plenty of water and they’ve been quite the progress the last few weeks. There are a number of yellow flowers popping up so I’m hoping it won’t be too long until we see those cucumbers. I have a friend who’s also a gardening enthusiast. He’s more of a seasoned gardener then I am and he’s already pickled a ton of cucumbers this season. I just hope mine make it in under the wire before the frost starts kicking in.