Tomato plants that flowered two weeks ago have yet to produce fruit. Instead of a little bump of a tomato pushing the flower off, the flowers instead fell off without any fruit behind it. With my favorite resource (Brett) on vacation, I am left to wonder the reason. Is it not hot enough yet? Do the plants need more nutrition (in the form of compost or organic fertilizer)? Was it too wet? Dear reader, do you know the answer?
The ugly…. With so much rain and too little attention, the weeds have thrived this past week. A solid hour or two will be necessary to clean up the beds – not just for the aesthetics. If there’s a dry spell, I don’t want the vegetables competing with the weeds for water and nutrients.
With only a few raspberries, but plenty of mint, a raspberry-mint mojito seems like the perfect diversion.
Raspberry - Mint Mojito
yields 1 cocktail
4 tsp. sugar
1 ½ oz. rum
5 mint leaves
½ lime, juiced
soda water or 7-up to taste
Raspberries and mint to garnish
Muddle sugar and mint with ice until sugar dissolves. Stir in rum, soda and lime to taste. Garnish with raspberries and mint sprigs.
Labels: recipes, urban gardener----- COMMENT: AUTHOR: Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) DATE:6/29/2008 05:12:00 PM My basil and parsley came to life in the past week, too. Must have been the right combination of evening rain, and sunny days. I'm looking forward to visiting your garden! ----- --------