Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Small Harvests

I have been getting small amounts of things from the vegetable garden including two patio tomatoes tonight.  Mostly I harvest as I need an item. Like these peppers and jalapeno that went into a corn chowder using leftover grilled corn from the 4th picnic.  Or lettuce as I needed some for oriental soup as I did one evening last week.

I'm not able to get to the garden in the sun because I got stung by a wasp on Friday which became infected as cellulitis and the antibiotic warns one against sun exposure.  So I went out this evening and picked the two tomatoes, discovered beans need picking soon and found evidence of tomato hornworms on the peppers and tomatoes.  I found two of them and drowned them in soapy water but couldn't find the others.  Do birds eat these pests anyone know?

There's one other thing that's hampering my gardening and its a bandage on my right pinky.  I sliced off the side tip of that finger last night using the mandolin on zucchini.  Ouch to put it lightly! I think that labor saving device is going to disappear from my kitchen unless I can find a safety version of it.  I have the bandage on until Friday and it can't get wet either.  Showers will be fun. Not!

1 comment:

Betsy Adams said...

Oh My---Bless Your Heart, Marcia... Sounds like you are not in a good way right now... Gads---I'm so sorry about your sting and also about your pinkie!!!! Goodness---be careful with my friend, Marcia...ha

We have yet to find any home-grown tomatoes around here. Guess all of the rain has damaged the crop this year. Or--maybe it's just very late...?????

Love seeing your veggies. YUM.....

Take care of YOU.

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