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So the gardening continues apace.

I fear the lemon cucumbers may attempt a global takeover; I had to free several corn plants from their clutches. The first sugar snap peas were delicious! I think none will ever reach a plate. Teeny tiny tomatoes — they’ll be ripe when they turn white!

New rule we have had to institute: all cooking must include fresh herbs (they’re clearly taking over the deck as the cukes do the garden). Last night was cilantro-garlic-lime grilled chicken thighs (then brushed with sweet chili sauce), herb-marinated vegetable skewers, jasmine rice, and basil-infused limeade.

My housemate loved, loved, loved the chicken but says he’s still mocking me for the hockey thing. He might want to re-think that. He sleeps closer to the cucumbers than I do....



baby white tomatoes on the vine (unripe)

lemon cucumber vines taking over everything

sage, rosemary, and thyme

2 pots full of dill, cilantro, and basil


sugar snap pea on the vine

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Date: Jun. 13th, 2013 10:58 pm (UTC)
neotoma: My Glitch Avatar, with brown skin, purple hair, and cat ears (Glitch)
From: [personal profile] neotoma
I'm trying to grow cukes in containers (because I ran out of ground, except in the community garden where everything gets eaten), so I'm glad to see that someone else in the area is having luck with them.

What variety of white tomato is that? I've got a 'Great White', which I've never tried before but I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Congratulations on getting the peas to the eating stage! I've always found them difficult, because they like spring temperatures and the summer temps usually hit like a hammer sometime in May.

Are you on Growstuff?

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Date: Jun. 14th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
neotoma: Neotoma albigula, the white-throated woodrat! [default icon] (Default)
From: [personal profile] neotoma
I've been using peat pots to start my seedlings, with variable results -- corn sure as heck loves those things, artichoke not so much.

I've got Red Robin and Sungold cherry tomatoes, but I think every other tomato plant I have are globes -- mostly slicer varieties, instead of sauce.

I've not tried eating the leaves and stems of my nasturtiums, since I planted them for edible flowers... but I think I'll try it now!

lol. I think Growstuff might be right up your alley.

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Date: Jun. 14th, 2013 08:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] clanwilliam
Hang on, housemate is B, isn't he?

You didn't swap him for his brother, did you? I mean, I thought B had a healthier sense of self-preservation than to mock *you*.