Thursday, June 18, 2009

TOMATOES!! and a dirty bird update..........

We finally have a tomato from the garden. I have lots and lots of green tomatoes that are growing nicely since we got rain. This is the only ripe one I have. The cucumbers are really producing. I've been getting about five every day. I've gotten only two zucchini and no yellow squash, but within a week I should be getting lots of both.

I've been looking through cookbooks for good squash and tomato recipes. I've found several that I can hardly wait to make. Gardens supply good healthy organic food for summer eating.

Thought I would update you on the dirty bird problem. When I brought my brand new car home and parked it in the driveway last weekend, I was hoping the bird would leave it alone. No such luck. I had to wash it off the next morning. I tried putting plastic grocery bags over the side mirrors and so far that has worked! Evidently the bird doesn't want to roost on the bags or they cover the mirrors which were attracting him. Removing the plastic bags is so much easier than having to wash the car every time I want to go somewhere. I'm hoping it will continue to work.

We've been getting lots of rain lately. The grass is growing so fast you can almost see it getting taller. I'll have to spend tomorrow on the lawnmower. It takes me about 4 hours to get everything cut. I may have to go back over some areas with the bagger once it dries since it is so thick and tall.


Gilly said...

What a lovely tomato! And by the sound of it you will be wallowing in all sorts of mouth-watering stuff! I'm very envious! But my things will grow, and come the autumn I'llbe searching my recipe books.

Incidentally, my mother-in-law used to make green tomato jam - but I could never fancy it!

Sounds like your dirty bird saw his reflection in your wing mirros, and thought it was a rival. So he would be hopping all over the car to find him and see him off!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your garden is doing great. And I'm glad you found an easy solution to the bird problem.

Also: thanks for the compliment on my butterfly pictures!

Dee said...

Tomatoes in June! We have to wait til (depending on the weather) sometime in August. We have tiny little squash just now setting on the vines. The woodchuck got at the lettuce, so I had to buy some this morning. It's hard to grow things with this critter living under the shed. She got the tops to some sunflowers, too.