Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Holy Crop!

Whoever would've thunk that from these humble beginnings, actual edibles would emerge? It seems like just yesterday when Dis and I planted tiny starter plants. I was optimistic, but didn't hold my breath. After all, this was my first attempt at growing anything other than houseplants or mold in the fridge. I consider myself a fairly astute do-it-yourselfer. I've done handy things around the house, I've built things, I'vepainted things, I've sewn things...but until now, I'd never grown anything I could actually eat!

So without further ado, it is with great pride that I may present my first ever harvested nasubi (Japanese eggplant)!

I cooked it up with some ground turkey, per Nasus' recipe, and savored every bite (keep in mind, there weren't many of those- it was a small nasubi, after all, and I shared it with B).

Next, what do I see growing here? My first cucumber! Aaagh!

Since I took these photos, several yellow squashes have also emerged...it's shocking! Truly, amazing. Sure, they're just just a few phallic vegetable-like fruits growing in a pot, but I'm pleased as punch nonetheless. You really have no idea.

7 comments:

Mouse said...

awww.. mini eggplant and cukes! how cute

Dee said...

yay! I am inspired, you green thumb you!

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Yay! Now you can get all giddy and childlike about your veggies just like I do. I haven't had much time to post about mine lately, but we're swimming in tomatoes, and it looks like we'll have our fair share of winter squash in the fall, too.

You're having much better luck than we are with the summer squash, though. Something is making ours unhappy, and for a generally productive plant, they're being pretty lazy. Wish I had more experience to know what's wrong...

Definitely congrats on yours, though!

Shelley said...

Yow! I am impressed! There's something super tasty about homegrown vegies, isn't there? I am just too lazy to do it. Good job!!!!

Jennifer said...

Yay for your garden! I bet your own homegrown veggies taste more wonderful than anything at the market!

Disentangled said...

Super YAY!! for the veggie-like-fruits!

Nasus said...

Congratulations on your holy crop! (ha! I love that subject line!)