After taking care of the stock-up for the day, I went outside to take a look at my babies. I am beginning to see even more progress.
Here you can see the buds on my peppers starting to form. I was so excited!
If I knew how to do photoshop, I would have put in an arrow to show where there is also a little bud on my cantaloupe plants. If you look closely at the upper right hand portion of the plant you can see it.
I also splurged on a clearance container and one more transplant. This is an Icebox Watermelon plant. My inground watermelon plants are showing some life but still aren't growing as much as the other ones. I spoke to someone yesterday while out and was told that sometimes the first batch doesn't grow and you just have to keep planting. I also researched some accounts of watermelon grown in containers. I decided to experiment. We'll see what happens. Here it is:
The silver pot sitting next to it was one that I found in the shed from my last garden back in 2004. Wow, I can't believe I haven't grown anything since then.
While at the grocery store today, I also picked this up to try as a part of a challenge presented to me by a "Farmer Friend" to try something different at least once a week. This was my choice:
Yes, the trusty Rutabaga. It was a hit in another household so I want to see if my tastebuds will give it "Two Green Thumbs" up as well.
For snacking, I picked up some yogurt, some trail mix, some fruit and cereal bars and two of my favorite fruits:
I look forward to the day when I will only have to walk a few feet to get this wonderful treat from my own bounty.
And last but not least, tonight's vegetarian dish was a simple vegetable stir-fry.
The star of the show was one of my absolute FAVORITE greens: Bok Choy. It was DELICIOUS!!!! I am hoping that I can grow that in my zone. I could eat Bok Choy all day and not tire of it. It is usually expensive so I don't buy it too often, but I found it for 92 cents a pound and got a pound and a half. I love the white stalks almost as much as I do the very tasty green it is attached to. I threw in some frozen asparagus stir-fry for a bit more crunch and color. I was too hungry to wait for the brown rice to cook so just opted for white tonight. But I must say that it woke up my taste-buds and was a welcome, welcome treat.
Here's to continued progress!