The heirloom tomatoes in the self-watering containers are topping 6 feet and have a bunch of green fruit. It’s like walking through a forest of tomatoes — pretty neat! Justin wants to see how tall they’ll get (he’s hoping they’ll reach over 10 ft!) The problem we face is figuring out how to trellis the tomatoes if they get any higher than 8ft. Fresh tomatoes are, hopefully, not far away.
Over the past few days we’ve enjoyed fresh pesto and pasta – I love making fresh pesto– the smells are so intense!
On Friday we invited a friend over for dinner (which was long overdue!) I whipped up tomato sauce, the onions, garlic, herbs. All came from our garden except for the canned tomatoes.
We ran out of canned tomatoes that we preserved from last year’s crop. For dessert, I heated some blackberries, added a few mint springs and tablespoons of rose petal syrup (all from the garden). Then I spooned this fruity delight over soy ice cream. Yum!
On the menu this week is onion soup since the onion bed needs harvesting to make way for corn.
Side note: Quinn (the pigeon who’s adopted us – see journal entry of 11/24/04) has gone away to begin his daddy duties. He comes back every afternoon like clockwork to get sunflower seeds at 3:30/45 for his babies. Congrats, Quinn, for getting hitched and becoming a daddy!