|Ripening and Rooting in the Windowsill|
This is my kitchen windowsill, with a few green tomatoes trying the ripen. We had a heavy thunderstorm a day or two ago, and some of my tomatoes were shaken. The basil in the glass jar are being encouraged to root, so I can plant them in small containers for the cooler weather (surely, it will be cooler someday?) to keep fresh basil for eating and garnishing. Through the window to the left, you can see the new 4X4 foot bed I just put in this year, for a fall garden. I can watch the plants and check on things from the kitchen window.
|Green Cucumbers and Red Tomatoes|
We've been eating off the garden all summer, and right now these are the ripening tomatoes and ready-to-slice cucumbers I brought in earlier this week. I've been making salads using both of them. Last weekend I made a batch of bread-and-butter pickles. I don't make huge batches, as they get opened and eaten pretty quickly. It's almost time to make another batch for the refrigerator.
|Just Picked and Still Ripening|
I'll share more about my square foot garden in some other posts - I'm very happy with the food goodies we've gotten from it this year, even though I planted a little late for this region - the weekend before Mother's Day.