August 15, 2009

Weekly review: Weeks ending August 8 and 15, 2009

August 15, 2009 - Categories: weekly

From the previous week’s plans:

For the week ending on August 8, I also:

For the week ending August 15, I:

Next week, I plan to:

Five hats

August 15, 2009 - Categories: photography

We picked up some lamps from Home Depot and used them to light a sheet of plexiglass. Here are the results of my experiments:

Hats

Garden updates

August 15, 2009 - Categories: gardening

Our organic fruit, vegetable and herb garden is coming along wonderfully.

Garden

That’s about two-thirds of the garden. The other third would be the zucchinis, who have taken over the entire corner:

The most exciting news is that the tomatoes are beginning to ripen, which means that there will be plenty of salsa, bruschetta, and tomato sauce in our future. I’m particularly excited about the grape tomatoes, as the small tomatoes sell at a premium in supermarkets and are thus usually off our grocery list. The early tomatoes we planted are maturing first, and the grape tomatoes will follow in due course.

Tomatoes

Other small fruits are starting to appear. The 5-colour peppers and the green peppers are adorable!

Green
Purple

More exotic veggies are coming out, too. Here’s the edamame I planted in a pot:

and the okra:

We get enough basil for four good-sized servings of pesto each week:

Basil

(sage and parsley are in there too, too)

I’ve been snacking on beans, as we harvest so many of them:

Bush beans

The strawberries have made some runners, and I’ll figure out where to put them after we replace the tomatoes with a raised bed.

All the pictures:
Garden