24 September 2012
Garden update: September
I found a friend! An actual size friend!
I have no idea what kind of spider this is, but as long as it's a good predator and maybe takes out a tomato worm or two, I'm pretty happy it's here.
The garden is totally overgrown and jungly and crazy. That back fence is about eight feet tall. You will notice that much of the plant life is taller than it.
The tomatoes in particular are insane. Guess how many tomato plants are in this picture! TWO. The sungold is on the right and the purple cherokee is on the left. Underneath you can see some of our gigantic 3-foot scallions. There is also a jalapeno plant buried in between the two tomato plants, but it's completely invisible from the front of the garden.
The purple cherokees are only just starting to turn color--which is fine, because it's not going to be full-on fall in the south bay until November--but the sungolds have been producing steadily since early August.
There are about fifteen new ripe sungolds a day. That means it's totally possible to just go outside, grab a handful, cut them in half, throw them in a bowl with some baby bocconcini (the little fresh mozzarella balls in whey), salt, and pepper, and sit down to a feast.
I could eat a bowl of this salad every day. If only I hadn't run out of bocconcini!
Meanwhile, in the front yard, this is still happening:
Yes! Zucchini for all! At least for another week or three!