I really should be working right now but….

13 Apr

I was so excited about my little gardening project, that I wanted to share it with you.

I have just a small garden and it is my first ever success with growing any type of plant.  Usually, I forget to water the plants or move them out of the sun—-and they die.  However, my little garden is different.  Everyday, I come home and get excited to see how much the little plants have grown overnight. And it is amazing!  Tiny little broccoli buds will mature in a week or so.  One day a pepper will be the size of a dime and a few days later it can be inches long!  Everyday it seems that new cherry tomatoes are appearing and the strawberries just keep coming.  Unfortunatley, based on what I have been told, summer gardens just don’t work in Florida due to the heat and bugs.  Actually, many of my favorite places (Ellenton Earthbox and Jessica’s Organic Farm) close up shop for the summer and return as it is getting cooler.  Anyone have success with gardening in Florida in the summer?

Since this is a food blog, I should also mention that the broccoli that you see in the above picture was THE BEST BROCCOLI IN THE WORLD!   Stay tuned for recipes made from the bounty of my garden including cilantro pesto….

While I am sharing non-cake related news with you, I should mention that my name was selected to race in the 2010 NYC Marathon in November!  I am so excited and planning out my training for the next 6 months.  I am also trying to figure out which restuarants/cafes/bakeries I should be visiting while I am there.  Suggestions are welcome!

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2 Responses to “I really should be working right now but….”

  1. rina April 13, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    Gourgeous pictures of the vegetables and fruits. The portuguese bread looks delicious. Everything else looks amazing to me baking and gardening is an art. I will have my friends famlily look at your blog have a cool day 🙂

  2. Coolgarden August 15, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    Hi. Many communities have master gardener programs so maybe you could check out a local city community garden coordinator and get a referral. I think they consult for very nominal charges(?)

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