My cats sleep more than usual in this heat, as we don't crank the A/C up too high. Poor Jimmy Boo!
Anyway, the garden has been doing alright, except that there's some critter who has been eating the fruits (veggies) of our labors! Therefore, we had to construct something to keep said critters OUT.
|The Anti-Squirrel Cage|
The herb garden is doing really well! It's growing out of control, which you just KNOW I love! We've already used lots of the chives, bits of the rosemary & oregano, and we even used some of the pineapple mint for tea! Still need to use some dill... the chamomile hasn't bloomed. I think we planted it too late. Bummer.
On Saturday, we were over at Kyle's house, helping with his garden again. He planted early enough to have some nice ripe veggies. As I was cutting back the honeysuckle that overhung his garden, we threw the cut flowers together in a glass, making a lovely, impromptu display of summer's floral bounty! (Kyle added the lilies, and I found some cosmos to fill in the arrangement.)
|Music and flowers|
I didn't take photos of the zucchinis or yellow squash... the tomatoes were going wild, and my photo wasn't that great, so you can just use your imagination. We've been enjoying the fresh zukes in our meals for the past few days! Can't wait until the tomatoes are ripe for the picking... the lettuces have been useful in everything. I also grew some mustard greens because I like adding them to my ramen when I'm being a lazy cook. Sometimes when it's this hot, you really don't feel like cooking all that much. It makes the kitchen hot and it makes you sweaty, and who has a big appetite, anyway, when it's profoundly stifling?
I can't wait until our tomatoes are ready... some tomatoes, some cucumbers, basil, squeeze of fresh lemon, sea salt and olive oil... instant fresh summer salad! Do you have a favorite go-to summer meal when you don't feel like cooking?