Last night’s dinner was all leftovers, a veritable smorgasbord of American, Italian, and Mexican delights from this week. Since I have nothing new to say about what I have cooked I thought I would show what is going on with our backyard produce.
First, here is an overall look at what we have to work with, almost no space and no sun to speak of.
So we can only grow plants which are happy in the shade or spend the day moving plants around trying to find a patch of sun. I have an Early Girl tomato plant and a pot of basil and one of parsley that get the move-around treatment. I have another tomato plant which is planted in the ground. You can see the difference.
Some of my Early Girl tomatoes are beginning to ripen which is very exciting. Most of the tomatoes we will get this summer will come from our daughter’s plot in the Community Garden.
Other things we grow in our little backyard are chives, thyme, mint, basil, parsley, and oranges.
Around the corner in the backyard I have a 25 year old rose bush which we cannot see from the house or when we are in the backyard, unfortunately. But it makes it easier to cut the flowers and bring them into the house.
So that is a tour of our little backyard, nice to sit in but hard to grow anything in. Our front yard is in the shade as well with just a little sun first thing in the morning. It is a joy, though, to go outside and pick fresh herbs and I cannot wait to taste my first tomato!