Saturday, July 10, 2010

Urban Gardener Weekend Update: Waiting for Tomato!

The waiting is the hardest part!
We brought eggplants to my Aunt Joan in Southampton this weekend, and she whipped up a delicious ratatouille. But the peppers and tomatoes are still at least two or three weeks away from harvest. Meanwhile, my most productive lettuce plants have given up their last. I'm hoping the ones I planted from seed will grow big and leafy once I transplant them to the larger window box.
One thing I keep learning as an urban gardener is that it's always a learning experience. Weather conditions are so changeable. They bring new trials each season. Last summer was cold and wet, causing tomato blight. This summer, record-breaking heat could cause a different set of problems. So far, our plants look healthy and strong, so I am looking forward to a good harvest. Of course, only time will tell...

Chocolate stripes going strong and our tomato plants are growing tall
These eggplants were delicious in Ratatouille!

1 comment:

The Gingerbread House said...

Your garden is beautiful and healthy looking...that's what I call using what you have and being thankful..
Good luck..Ginny