Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Planting!

My garden is planted and I love it. These little fellows are all my friends. Hopefully I don't kill them, cause I think they'd disown me as a friend. I'm so proud of myself for following my own advice. I couldn't afford to join a farm share program this year and the weekly loot is usually too big for me and my anti-vegetable boyfriend anyway. So I customized my garden to fit our needs.

Green Bell Peppers and Jalapeno Gigante. I have a feeling I'm going to have to put these in a bigger pot. The jalepenos are for salsa and poppers. I don't like peppers (one of my few dislikes) but my honey will eat them with anything. Sometimes he'll cut them in half, put salsa in it, and just eat it like that. Then I don't kiss him for a good week while his breath recovers.

Zucchini and Lemon Thyme. The thyme smells SO good. I think it'll be good on fish. Now I just have to wait till the sharks start biting Justin's line. (sidenote: Don't do it sharkies! I don't want you to die! I hope you'll be scaring surfers for a very long time.)

Rosemary. It's like an edible Christmas Tree! Yummy.

Topsy Turvy Tomato. NOT to be confused with an Upsy Downsy. Or an Upsy Turvy or a Topsy Downsy. They really do have Upsy Downsies. I saw it wit me own eyes! I got the device from my aunt for Christmas and it's working so far. I have to hang it higher before it grows too big. Plus it'll get more sun up higher. I love that the leaves turned right side up! Or upside down? Either way, they turned. This is a Roma tomato- perfect for salsa and spaghetti.

Basil, Greek Oregano, and Cilantro. Staples of life. Except the only thing I use cilantro in is salsa. Are you noticing a trend with the salsa?

Orange Watering Can. My pride and joy. It matches my curtains. It makes me happy to water- which is VERY important for the success of my garden.

And finally- here's the layout. That's the end of my teal lounge chair in the bottom of the photo. Also, please ignore the half-dead Benji on the left. He's had a hard life of neglect. No longer though. He's gonna come back with gusto! Or I'm gonna chalk him up to a 3 year relationship that has run it's course.


  1. I love just stumbling upon neat blogs. My family was in Cayucos this week, and I was browsing recipes, looking for a recipe for brown butter cookies after going to the Brown Butter Cookie Company. I've tried to one recipe already, but your suggestion about letting it rest sounds great...so does your blog!

  2. Hey look at you using PW's tips on photography. Loves it! Miss you woman...we need to skype!!! Oh and Caroline, you have stumbled on a great blog here! I love it!