Just want to add a few words about my garden this year. I have a small container garden, mostly herbs and two tomato plants. I love gardening and love containers. It’s so relaxing. And makes you feel so good to see all the plants flourish and look great. Plus, I love that it is just a few steps out the door. So fun to go out and snip fresh herbs for cooking!
I put most of the plants up on a table and plastic bins to save my back. I was tired of bending over. The sore back was taking the fun out of gardening. Then my birthday rolled around and I received the best gift from my daughter and son-in-law–two plant stands!
They are beautiful to look at alone–but once I added the plants to them–well they look fabulous and with the plants up off the ground it makes it so much easier to garden!
Well, the temps are still summer-like, but summer is winding down for me now. It’s September already and school starts on Tuesday. Bob and I have had moderate success with our garden, but, our cucumbers have done especially well. We had a lot of them and they were huge. The problem is there are only 2 of us and we can’t possibly eat that many cucumbers before they spoil. So, I had to get creative and think of what to do with all of those cucumbers. We gave some away. And, we did eat as many as possible. I made several cucumber/tomato salads with our fresh tomatoes. I made cucumber sandwiches–a traditional tea sandwich. I made cucumber/dill veggie dip. I used the cucumbers on a veggie platter and in tossed salads. I made cucumber/carrot slaw. I made about 3 quarts of pickles. I made veggie/fruit juice with cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, celery, an orange, and seasonings. I made a cucumber face mask. And nothing’s more refreshing than cucumber slices for puffy eyes. And, I found a recipe for cucumber spa water. Next up: cucumber face wash. Anybody up for cucumber bowling?