I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! There has not been much cooking going on here, so no new recipes to post right now. We had a power outage of unknown origin Thursday night, followed by a ridiculously hot weekend. This meant grilled veggies and tempeh,
and lots of salads and cold fruit :)
The heat did not prevent me from getting the rest of my gardening done, so I'll share some photos.
The top photo shows the lovely fuschia that hangs on my porch. Next we have the greens I'm growing in a small planter on my porch. The floating row cover worked extremely well. No problem with birds or insects getting my greens.
We used some of them in our salad, yummy! The greens below are in my square foot garden in the yard. They are coming along nicely. We had three really hard frosts after I planted this, and the floating row cover did a great job protecting them. This was the first year I used the cover and it's amazing, I'll be using this every year now. Today I need to thin out the greens a bit more. Some of the seed I used was two years old, so I overplanted to make sure I got at least some to grow, and then it all came up :)
seed I saved last year. The pots contain red basil, lemon balm, bush cucumbers, jalapeno peppers and some marigolds.
Here is how the trellis looked midway through last summer. Last year was not a good one for tomatoes, I'm hoping this summer will be better.
And finally a photo of my delicious spearmint.
I'm going to make some iced green tea and add this to it today, along with some fresh lemon juice.