It has been a full week since my last post – and not much has changed.
I’m still not using my air conditioning – and with the ceiling fan in my home office – the temp is roughly 90 degrees inside, and had been for the last few days. The heat has had an enormous impact on my motivation and attentiveness, and I often find myself napping in the late afternoon. Last night there were some storms – FINALLY RAIN – and it feels a good 10 degrees cooler outside. Hopefully that will help the situation.
In the mean time, my tomatoes are getting bigger, and I’m eating lots of green beans off of my plants. The various squash are doing very well, but the peppers don’t seem to be growing at all.
Yesterday I went to see if my zucchini was doing anything – and there was this HUGE veggie on the vine. I brought it in and had about a third of it for dinner. Not as tender as a smaller plant would have been – but mighty tasty none-the-less.
On Saturday evening I had dinner at a friend’s house. This is one of the homes for which I planted lots of veggies and herbs. On Saturday I harvested basil for a wonderful pasta dish and watched as the chef of the house whipped up home-made dressing. Making pesto normally takes me hours, because I do it all at once. His pesto took just minutes because it was just enough for the evening’s dinner. I think that even I could make the dressing he put together – balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, brown sugar and garlic olive oil. Yummy
Today I am going to FINALLY plant my basil seeds, and will plant a few more bean plants as well.