My garden has been doing very well. It actually perked up once all that infernal rain stopped. Even though the amount of sunlight it received was negligible I still managed to grow the tallest green pepper plants I have ever seen (easily 3.5 feet tall) and harvested an unmanageable number of cucumbers.
With all the cucumbers on my counter I decided I would make a Greek Salad. But I didn't have any ripe tomatoes. The ones I had picked were still green. So I waited and waited. And finally two nights ago my tomatoes were ready. Last week I had picked 3 small-medium green peppers and a few small red onions (about golf balls sized).
I got down to business, chopping all these veggies. It took me about 40 mins to assemble the whole thing. I tripled the recipe because I wanted to use 3 cucumbers dam it! Not just one! Along with one 9pm trip to the garden with the flash light to pull another red onion my salad grew and grew. I had to change bowls twice because I kept underestimating how big the finished salad would be. The end product is just to die for. I LOVE Greek salad. I took the recipe out of my Eat Shink and Be Merry cookbook. The part that makes me want to gush every time I eat it, is that every single veggy in this salad was grown by me. There were times this summer that I wondered if this garden was worth it. It costs more to grow veggies than it does to buy them at the grocery store. The work, the time, the fertilizer, the WAITING. But now that harvest time is here I am in heaven. To make such a wonderful salad without leaving my home (I did have to go out and buy the feta and olives...). To know where my food came from. What was put on it to help it grow. This is my idea of heaven.
Next year the garden will be bigger. :)