We were in Idaho to visit family for a little over a week. We didn't plan on staying longer than a week but we took our time on the road sightseeing and having a blast! My husband's cousin live in Eagle, Idaho and it's our first time seeing this beautiful state. This was what happened when we were away, suddenly roma tomatoes ripened in my garden. You all know how long I've been waiting. Having a short growing season in the mountains and being 6,000 feet in elevation made it quite a challenge for a new vegetable gardener.
Cherry tomatoes are turning red. It was exceptionally juicy and sweet, I tried one straight from the vine while checking out what else is happening in my garden! Thanks to Seeds of Change™ for the certified organic seeds.
More jalapenos are popping up in the raised bed and container. I made roasted salsa with fresh Tomatoes and garlic yesterday and that was great! Several serrano chiles were growing in the garden too for salsa verde but my tomatillos still only have flower blossoms with no fruit. Perhaps it's true in my research that you need more than one plant to pollinate. We'll see.
I bought this islander bell pepper at the local nursery a couple weeks ago when I noticed healthy looking flowers. There were peppers in the garden when we came back from vacation. What an interesting plant because the label said purple pepper will turn red. Hmmm I wonder how they taste? Maybe I can add them to fajitas.
Zucchini were tiny when we left and they grew pretty big. Hubby grilled one for dinner yesterday, so yummy and it can't compare to store bought! Zucchini seeds were from Botanical Interests™
Strawberries are beginning to ripen in the coco basket planter. The Strawberry bed is also doing well, that's sweet news!
My organic harvest: various leaf lettuce, zucchini, beans, jalapeno, roma and cherry tomatoes all grown from seed. Sometimes leaving the garden behind for awhile can bring delightful surprises! Thank you to my awesome father-in-law for giving me Raindrip irrigation system and to our kind neighbor for watching over my garden.
Another little sunflower bloomed while we were gone. Vibrant yellow color cheers me up and brightens the garden. Sunflower elves blend grown from seed from one of my favorite company Botanical Interests™
Happy Saturday my friends, have a fantastic weekend!