Check out our first backyard vegetable garden in July! The tomato and zucchini plants are growing strong and we are starting to harvest pea pods!
July Garden Update
Things are going well in the backyard, and on the boulevard! We've been harvesting a little from our first garden, but the best is yet to come. Tomatoes and zucchini are on their way! I took these photos a week or so ago and already it seems like they are a ton bigger (sounds like I'm describing my baby boy, a week makes a big difference!).
The tomato plants are looking really healthy, flowers but no tomatoes yet. The boulevard tomatoes are looking good too, smaller than the tomatoes in the raised beds, but I think the soil is just not as good. The zucchini are starting to grow but aren't really to picking size yet.
We've actually gotten a few strawberries, very few, only one ripens at a time. I let my son have these. He is 10 months old, never too early for a "where does my food come from?" lesson. We pick it, wash it, and eat it together. They are so delicious, juice dripping down your chin delicious!
Garden to Table
Our pea plants are doing great, the only problem is that I made their trellis too small, they have outgrown it and are drooping over. Oh well, still producing peas. We made a very easy pasta recipe with them. Just cooked the pasta and when it is about 3 minutes away from being done, add the peas to the boiling water. Then drain and toss it all with your favorite pesto and top with shaved Parmesan.
Pretty successful summer so far...hopefully our boulevard can catch up and the "Little Free Garden" can open for business!