Remember when I blogged about how happy I was about the vegetable "garden" I planted about two months ago?

Well, chickadees, it has thus far yielded me the following:

1 zucchini
1 Japanese eggplant
0 tomatoes
Enough lettuce to make about six salads
Loads of basil
Loads of Italian parsley
Loads (though still not fully grown) of serano chilis


The Japanese eggplant plant died and has been removed.  The zucchini plant is almost dead and almost certainly will not give me any more vegetables.  The tomato plant is also almost dead and waiting for removal.  The salad greens are happily growing and show no signs of faltering any time soon.

My housekeeper told me I waited too long to plant and that it's too cold and wet here in the mornings right now, which is probably why all my plants died.  I also let the bugs kind of eat them up a little, so that was my bad.

I did make some very tasty turkey burgers using my zucchini:

1 lb ground turkey breast
1 cup chopped mushrooms
4 large garlic cloves, coursely chopped
1 small zucchini, chopped
1 egg
Garlic salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and form into patties, then grill and serve on buns with all the fixin's.

As soon as the serano chilis are ready I'll probably add half a chopped serano–although that might upset the flavor balance a little.  We'll see.

One Reply to “Garden Update”

  1. Heather says: October 1, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Dude, I feel ya. My initial tomato crop yielded an impressive harvest…more tomatoes than we could even eat. We gave more away than what we consumed, I think.
    But, the second wave which we planted in June/July basically sucked. Tomato hornworms got ’em, then the heat scorched them, then even weirder…just as they were rebounding, some mystery fungus-like thing took over. It looked like brown spiderweb material. Gross.
    Enjoy your salads! 😉

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