Monday, April 14, 2008
tomatoes, basil and strawberries
my room is such a nice place to be right now. look! miriam grew about fifty tomato plants from seeds and gave me five for my very own. they are so happy and glossy. i turn them each day cos they follow the sun so quickly, and their leaves smell faintly like tomato plants.
i have three varieties. one type has stripey fruit, another has little yellow fruit shaped like pears, and another has lots and lots of tiny little tomatoes.
i've staked them with left over protea stalks from my dried flower arrangement. once it is consistently warm outside i'll put them in bigger pots still, with proper stakes, and leave them on the back verandah all summer.
then i'll combine home grown tomatoes with home grown basil and make a feast! here's where the basil's at:
they're growing slowly but steadily. i keep sniffing, but they don't smell like basil yet.
the strawberry plant is very happy. it's grown another flower since i took this photo:
it's been beautiful warm weather for the last three days (top of 14 and no rain) and it's such a joy to be growing things. i've also been spending a lot of time on my bike again - huzzah! - mostly out enjoying false creek and surrounds.
at 7:45 pm