Yes, it’s another garden post. Generally summers will be about gardening and sewing, winters will be about xbox and sewing, so you’ll have to stick with me if gardening bores you to tears 🙂
I’ve been container gardening for a few years now, but this is the first year I’ve really been satisfied with how it’s going. My pumpkin plant is actually trying to grow around the door and into the apartment, and my green sausage tomato plant is full of unripe tomatoes! Unfortunately this is also the year that the ant community decided to make my balcony their version of Wyoming and brought their aphid farms with them. Those of you who know me know that I’m not a squeamish person, but clusters of those little black tick like aphids grosses the hell out of me. Today I declared war. I squished, I washed, I sprayed and I smushed, and I’m pretty sure my neighbors thought I was doing a Mexican hat dance on my balcony, but I think I got most of them. Except on my zucchini plant. I think tomorrow I’m going to have to bring the whole pot in and hose it off in the shower.
On the postitive side, I’ve been eating really well from the garden so far, even though it’s too early for veggies. Here’s what I made yesterday:
From the garden: rose petals, zucchini flower, two kinds of mustard greens, nasturtium greens, gold oregano, marjoram, hyssop, Spanish mint, and tarragon. I added bell pepper, tomato, feta, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
It tasted awesome, and was really pretty.
Here are a few pics of what my balcony looks like now (the zucchini flower ones were taken three days ago)!