Our Garden Exploded!

by Rebekahcooked up on August 11, 2011

Dave and I went away for last weekend, and when we got back, we couldn’t help but notice that things weren’t the way we left them..

This is our sunflower that is growing in the backyard. That is all I can see of it because IT IS WELL OVER SIX FEET TALL. I can’t wait for it to bloom!

This is one singular bell pepper plant. When we left for the weekend, we were actually talking about how we only had two baby bell peppers, and that we hoped we’d be able to get a few more before the season is out. Then this happened. There are now 30+ baby peppers in the garden and that’s not even counting the chili varieties.

And hold up! What is this little beauty? I had no idea there would be anything this pretty in the vegetable garden. But this is what that flower is going to be someday soon:

A baby eggplant! There are three right now, with plenty more blooms. I am so excited about having more veggies than I know what to do with!

This is the lemon cucumber – the vine of this plant is actually growing up a neighboring tomato plant, so this cucumber is in plain sight and apparently spiders love to make webs attached to it (whoops… sorry guys).

And this is about 1/20th of the tomatoes that are out there. My good friend and MOH Mary is coming out in just a few weeks and we are going to eat nothing but garden veggies (OK, maybe a little more than that). But I’m so excited to be able to serve a guest produce that I grew myself!

More like this: | | | | | | |


  1. Legit!

    Comment by Jacob Heil — August 11, 2011 at 9:42 am

  2. Yes! Going to be swimming in tomatoes and hopefully also eggplants.

    Comment by rbkhubbard — August 13, 2011 at 6:36 am

  3. […] took a picture of this bunch of tomatoes for a garden post a few weeks ago, and they were all green. Now it’s one of the most beautiful parts of the garden. I’m […]

    Pingback by The Colors of Late Summer | PDXfoodlove — September 1, 2011 at 7:49 am

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Other summer recipes to try:

BLT Wedge Salad with Charred Corn

Summer calls for an update to my favorite crispy salad!

Chocolate Raspberry Sorbet Cookie Sandwiches

The truth is that ice cream sandwiches are good any day of the year. Especially these ones, with a pop of tartness from the raspberry sorbet!

Grilled Succotash with Pesto

I'm not quite ready for summer to end!