No Rotten Tomatoes

Sunday I thankfully slept in and woke up without any soreness from Saturday’s 40 mile ride! After a swim and some errands, I met Michael and some friends at Papa Haydn’s for lunch. We luckily got to sit outside on their patio next to the garden. It was another gorgeous day out and the al fresco dining was really nice.

I ordered the grilled chicken club sandwich with a salad. The sandwich came with slices of avocado, tomato, bacon and an aioli sauce. It was delicious and filling.

After lunch Michael and I drove to Wilsonville to go to the Larsen Family Nursery. It was a nice drive through the countryside, through rolling hills, passed mansions with gorgeous barns, horse ranches and nurseries. Larsen Nursery was easy to find and they had tons of beautiful plants! It was easy to get distracted but we were on a mission.

Michael bought a Groupon for the nursery and we had $50 to spend on stuff for our veggie garden! (Total came to $55. Not bad!)

We got so many great things! The nursery was really nice and all the plants and veggies there looked healthy and thriving. That’s a good start considering that some of my lettuce at home was destroyed. šŸ™ I spent a few hours in the yard planting the veggies. I got several different types of tomatoes, a zucchini, acorn squash, onions and lots and lots of lettuce:

I also got another basil plant (sweet Basil this time) just in case the slugs completely destroyed my other basil plant.

I also got some herbs: oregano, cilantro and some strawberries that I put in a big pot.

I sprinkled the Sluggo around the new plants and refilled the beer traps for the slugs. Check it out! I have TOMATOES!!!

I am sooo excited to see some things starting to bloom. It gives me a little confidence that maybe I am in fact doing something right with my garden. I hope that everything grows well enough so that Michael and I can actually eat our crops. šŸ˜‰ After a long day, we enjoyed a quick and easy dinner.

The Johnsonville bratwursts are really tasty–especially the kind I bought this time. LOVE the cheddar and jalapeno dogs! The steamed beans turned out great too. I wish I could have planted some bean plants in our garden but I’m not sure that we have the room this year. Next year, we definitely will have room!

After dinner we went to the movies to see X-Men (another Groupon purchase!). The movie was pretty good–with only a few cheesy parts.

QUESTION: What’s growing in your garden? And how do you harvest the plants you’ve grown? Anyone have some good gardening blogs they can recommend?

4 Responses

  1. Good luck on your garden.

    I have been planting a garden in the spring every year for the past 3 years. Each year I get a little better and better. I don’t have a ton of room to work with but this year has been the best so far. I have my garden in pots in my lani. The weather for gardening can be really funky in Florida, and we are almost out of our season. I will try to plant again in Sept/Oct. Right now I have (in what my Fiance calls Garden 3.0) 2 tomato plant (roma and cherry), one red pepper plant w/ 3 pepper on it. 10 different types of herbs. I did have arugula which was growing great, but it got way too hot for it and it died off.

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