Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Small Garden Harvest

My first experience growing vegetables indoors has so far been positive. I have a lot to learn, namely what do I do with a lot of basil?

My eggplant plants have each produced one fruit. The mini eggplants are about 2 inches long. I think I waited too long to pick one of them; it started to lose its purple color, though it still feels glossy. The directions on the Bonnie Plants website say to pick them while they are still glossy; otherwise, they might have a bitter taste. I found a recipe for Mini Eggplant Parmesan via the Food Network that I hope to try, though I wouldn't be able to make much with two mini eggplants.

My Anaheim pepper plant has produced one pepper. The others haven't yielded any, though it appears that a couple may be starting to grow. What should I do with one grown pepper?

Our tomato vines don't appear to be growing any tomatoes yet. The plant get taller and taller every day, but so far it has produced nothing. The same is true of our cucumber and bell pepper plants.

Though I am not enjoying a feast of vegetables from our garden yet, I am proud that I have been able to grow a few things. I was never able to plant vegetables on our patio in Phoenix because the space didn't get enough sunlight. The ability to grow a little bit of food is satisfying and rewarding.

How's your summer garden coming along?