Weather wise it’s been pretty miserable over here. Spring is officially over and it’s jumped into a major heat wave. Not only that but the triple digit weather is being paired with strong, dry wind which is terrible for people like me with allergies. My garden is the one of the few things that make me excited about the next few months. The vegetables and herbs are gleefully soaking up all the sunshine and heat. My herbs and tomatoes are thriving, my eggplant is starting to form it’s first flower, and I now have two cucumbers growing on the vine.
Basil: This is my first official harvest of genovese basil which we have used is sauces, pizza, and salads. I have also tried some purple basil in one of my salads and it gives it a spicy basily kick to a plain salad. Unfortunately, the Thai basil never really took off after being transplanted.
More than anything I am thrilled about the new tomatoes. Every two days I spot new ones and I can’t help but get a little giddy about the upcoming months. I’ll be even happier if I can make friends with someone with a pool.