Good morning and happy Friday!
I don’t have a recipe today, but it’s for a good reason. I’m actually in northern Virginia working on a new project that I can’t wait to tell you guys about – I’m so excited! I’ll have more details soon, but I can definitely tell you that you’ll be able to watch me cook (ahh!!!) online.
In the meantime, I’ve got some pictures of our garden, which is growing like crazy right now.
Our cilantro is coming in (above) and our lettuces started to grow super fast this last week and a half. We had huge salads for dinner the other night, and I’m not sure I can ever go back to bagged salad mix. The leaves were so light and tender.
More radishes. A lot more.
I pulled 15 more radishes out the other night. That makes about 30 that we’ve harvested this year, and I’m sure there will be 10-15 more when I get back this weekend.
Our peas are coming in strong, too. We harvested about 2 cups of peas and ate those last week. We pulled more on Tuesday night, and I think we might get 1-2 more batches of them before they’re gone.
The fig bushes are covered! We had one that started to turn purple last week but we’re pretty sure it was changing immature because we picked it and it definitely was not ripe yet.
I’m waiting patiently for them to change, checking them every morning of afternoon when we’re outside with Maggie.
The thing I’m most excited about? Those little baby raspberry bushes we planted this year are growing! They’re still very small, and we won’t get more than a handful of berries this year, but I was so happy to see these little red berries on the plants already.
The corn is about 3 feet tall now. And, after finally seeing Children of the Corn a few weeks ago, I’m really happy we don’t a huge field in the backyard because that would be a little weird.
Our green beans are going strong, and the pea plants are doing good.
This is the first time we’ve ever grown zucchini. The plants are massive! The leaves are the size of my head, no lie. We’ve pulled 3 zucchini off the plants so far and I’m excited for more.
And the tomatoes.
Or the I-planted-way-too-many-plants-and-we’ll-be-drowning-in-the-red-globes come August.
And we’ve got baby tomatoes! A few romas, some Early Girls, Rutgers, and a few others. It was definitely a good idea at the time, but I may be regretting it when they’re flooding us in a few weeks.
Got any gardening tips for me? I have a feeling we’ll be needing it soon
What are you doing this weekend?