Sunday, June 29, 2014

slow and steady wins the race!?/ been a while

Yes yes yes, I have been remiss in posting - dragging my feet and distracted, but hey, better late than never, right?

So i thought instead of playing catch-up, I would just move forward and create some "prequel" elements to fill in the blanks.  As it goes, things are well.  Everything didn't work out as planned, some things just didn't grow, some are doing amazing and I have streamlined - I think i tried to take on too much.

The good news is that the tomatoes are rockin'!  I should be able to harvest a couple of the japanese black tomatoes within a week.  The silvery fir tomatoes are finally starting to come into their own; despite bird netting, the starlings got to two of the silvery fir plants but they survived and are now thriving.

I've had a great lettuce harvest this year ... almost too much and it is now down to the wire, as the rest should probably be harvested this week so it doesn't bolt.

The green beans seem to be doing well.  I have never grown bush beans which is what I've got this year.  I don't have many plants so I had a mini-harvest a few days ago.  Good flavor, slightly smaller beans so along with a small bit of dill, I pickled the bulk of what I picked.  There is at least one more round to harvest in a week or so but I am unclear as to how much more I will get after that, if any.  The dill is doing "ok" - let's see on that one.

The basil is also taking a bit longer than I wanted but along with the tomatoes, I think I should be able to harvest a fair amount by the end of this coming week along with some parsley.   Can you say caprese and some basil/parsley/almond pesto!?

Much much more to come.

In the interim, take a look at the pix and play this Robyn/Royksopp tune (Moby mix) over and over! "Do It Again"
And if you haven't got to see the Kara Walker exhibit at the Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg ... do it now! Kara Walker

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