The First Roof Harvest
I returned from a week in Sonoma and San Francisco (more on that soon) to discover that my little green garden looked as if it had received a shot of nature’s steroids. The tomato and pepper plants all have budding fruit and the herbs started to flower too. I picked off all the flowers from the herbs and trimmed them back so they didn’t go to seed, and got to weeding. The steroids got to the weeds as well so there was some tending to do there. Since I’m not really familiar with what was baby plant sprouts and what was weeds, I did the task gingerly this time around, only picking the clearly identifiable weed and grass.
The most exciting discovery was the crop of radishes ready to be picked. I planted the multi-color ones and it seems like each color matures at a slightly different rate and the purples ones like to burst when they get too big. There are sugar snap peas starting to grace the pretty pea tendrils and they are delicious, crispy, and sweet. SO delicious, in fact, that Kerry and I keep popping them in our mouths upon discovery so I haven’t had the chance to actually get enough at one time to cook them. With the number of pea shoots we have, I’m sure there will be plenty soon. The zucchini plants also have their first flowers and I’m so tempted to pick them and stuff them with cheese. I’ll leave them for now because I want the zucchini to grow, and I’ll pick the blossoms later when I am sick to death of the prolific veggie at the end of summer.