Pleasure Garden

I don’t buy fresh fruit. And that’s mainly because I have a horrible habit of “forgetting” it in the fridge and then it ends up in the composter.

Wasted.

But when I grow it, I eat it.

With the heat wave we have been having, I have been making the effort to deep-water my garden early in the morning.

Something as simple as eating a handful of these tasty goodies straight from the garden before heading to work is so…yummy:

Tasty edibles from the garden  Image(s) and content ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

Tasty edibles from the garden
Image(s) and content ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

Growing what you can is so much more satisfying than simply going to the grocery store.

On Sunday morning, I threw some of these pungent leaves of basil into my omelette and a few leaves of stevia into my coffee mug:

Bountiful Basil & Sweet Stevia Image ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

Bountiful Basil & Sweet Stevia
Image ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

The zucchini is doing quite nicely, especially with the recycled glass from my old windows to provide a greehouse type of effect:

Zealous Zucchini Image ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

Zealous Zucchini
Image ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

The squash and cucumbers are blossoming and being kept hydrated with the upside down recycled soda pop bottle trick:

Sensational Squash Image ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

Sensational Squash
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I can’t wait for the tomatoes and jalapenos so that I can make some homemade salsa:

Tantalizing Tomatoes Image ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

Tantalizing Tomatoes
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Hot Jalapenos Image ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

Hot Jalapenos
Image ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.


Do you have a garden? And if so, what’s growing in YOUR garden?

Image(s) and content ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

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22 thoughts on “Pleasure Garden

  1. Lovely photos. I’m like you, I’m more apt to eat stuff as I walk among my gardens. This year we didn’t have the time to garden. Your story and pictures are reminders of pleasant experiences we want to have again.

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  2. You are quiet the gardener! Everything is lush and green:) Our small garden is pitiful this year from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bill that came and stayed in early June. Every tomato is a blessing:) Thank you for sharing:) denise

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  4. Ooohh, I’m pea green with envy! What a wonderful garden you have. I had one too, a million years ago, and just loved the pleasure of going outside and eating hot tomatoes off the vine, or picking just the right number of brussles sprouts for dinner. So much fun.

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