It's so exciting to watch my little garden grow! I have only a handful of plants, but perhaps one day, when I have a sunnier yard and I'm not lactating or gestating...I'll grow some of everything.
My poor tomato plants went unsupported til just last week. They've got little bitty marble-sized tomatoes, and I can't stop looking at them! They're so cute! In addition to eating the tomatoes this summer, I hope to do a little canning as well.
Jalapeno peppers. Mmmm. I see a lot of pico de gallo in my future. Also these. Be still, my spicy-lovin' heart.
Zucchini. Okay, so I got a little carried away. Thankfully, it freezes well.
And my one lone yellow squash plant, the only one that came up. Sadly, the rest of the row sits in the shade until about 4 p.m.
A couple weeks ago, after I finished weeding in here, I noticed a small patch of dirt. It was empty, plant-less. Kind of lonely-looking. So I did what every conscientous gardener does. I dumped a handful of basil seeds in there and covered 'em up. And looky there... teeny weeny BASIL!
But look at this, friends.
This, oh THIS... this is going to help me make mounds and mounds of cilantro-lime rice. (only I will use about 1/2 c., rather than the 3 T. called for) And lime-cilantro crema to drizzle on my tacos. And my trusty pico de gallo.
I love you, Cilantro.
I'm almost afraid to snip off any of your fragrant leaves, in fact.
I'm 34 and have been married to Nate since September 2004. Our girls, Olivia (8), Ellia (6), & Brienna (5), are life's greatest blessing and greatest challenge! This blog is my way of sharing everyday stuff with those who care to read it. I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was 12, and He hasn't stopped working on me since!