Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Seed GROW Project August Update 2011

It's hard to believe how fast things grew in the garden in just a months time.  If you look back on the Seed GROW post from July  you will see how tiny everything looked.  Plants never stop amazing me.

My 'Italian Cameo' basil dried out from almost drowning in June and has now taken off.  My tomatoes are almost ready, so I am looking forward to some Caprese, which is fresh basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella seasoned with a little salt and I also add olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
 The 'Summer Splash' marigolds started bloom about a week and a half ago.  I am looking forward to their blooms all August long.
The 'Garden Babies' lettuce is growing like crazy.  It still hasn't made any little lettuce heads in the container, but I am wondering if I should be thinning them out.  I had one plant growing within my hosta garden that was just starting to form a tiny little lettuce head, that was until one of the few rabbits the hawks have not eaten found it.  It's really disconcerting to be out in the garden and hearing the rabbits scream as the Cooper's hawks carry them away.  Even more when you hear the little hawk babies screaming in delight as mom or dad hawk bring them the rabbit for dinner.


I'm growing with the SeedGROW project. Thanks to Renees Garden for the seeds.

5 comments:

Rohrerbot said...

That lettuce looks really delicious!!

lisa said...

My lettuce has never formed heads either, and I thought my spacing was too far. Wonder what conditions it needs to look like the label? Ah well, I've eaten two cuttings already regardless! :)

Hosta Nerd said...

I didn't think of that, maybe it is because of the hot weather that the lettuce never formed heads?

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I wish my 'Garden Babies' was as leafy as yours! :)

GardenMom said...

My lettuce made little heads, but the heat cooked it. I might try growing the next batch in heavier shade for fall. This week might be a good time to plant, cause it is going to be cooler. Your marigolds and basil look similar to mine...looks very cool and lush in your shady garden. how are the hostas holding up this year?