Monday, August 6, 2012
harvest monday, 8.16.12
my poor neglected garden is overrun with weeds right now. i haven't had as much time/energy to put into gardening this year as i thought i would. i'm way more focused on the animals.
minnie has laid an egg every day since friday! i thought they'd be sporadic for a while, but apparently not. still waiting for the other two.
i got this cute chicken basket at a fabulous antique/thrift store called mixed bag bazaar.
i'm enjoying the small plates of homegrown food i get every day or two.
pretty small onions too. but still tasty.
no ripe big tomatoes yet, only small ones. lots of green.
my fuzzy wuzzy tomatoes are ripening (above). these are very rare, special tomatoes that i sent away for from a tomato gardener in the netherlands (i couldn't find them anywhere in the states). they grow to less than a foot tall, with heart-shaped red fruit with shiny orange stripes. the leaves and fruit are covered in a soft, velvety fuzz:
naranjilla is blooming! look at those wicked thorns. for scale, the biggest leaves are about a foot and a half long, not counting the stem.