Look at those gorgeous snap peas!
And a close up of the beauties...My peas will be harvested tonight for Sunday dinner!
My first ever tomato! (a roma paste tomato)
We realized that we don't really eat lettuce, so we ripped out all but four plants and put in extra squash instead. Why have it take up space when we don't want it?
My potential hibiscus are about to bloom. We'll soon find out if that is indeed what they are!
*B* made a gorgeous planter with a form of sedum (sedum hispanicum) we picked up at the local home and garden center.
I rolled one big leaf or two little leaves together from stem to tip.
I cut the basil rolls into strips (I believe it's called chiffonade).
I put the basil into ice cube trays, and filled them with water.
They freeze up quite nicely. When totally frozen, pop them out and put them into a labeled freezer bag. They're really good in drinks, or they can be defrosted for recipes.
I cut five sprigs of basil off of my plant and rinsed and spun them dry.
I put them on a paper towel to get rid of the rest of the water.
I pruned some leaves off the end (used later) and tied twine around the end. I found it best to make a slipknot, throw it over the sprigs, then tie multiple knots in it. I had more control over the stems that way.
Here are other herbs I harvested from bottom left, clockwise: parsley, cilantro flowers, mint, thyme, and the rest of the rosemary.
The thyme I froze flat and threw into a Ziploc. Each of the others went into their own cube, covered in water, and treated like the basil.
Where I wiped took all the finish off. So here is my question for all of you knowledgeable people - how does one fix this problem and how can I care for the table in the future?