Sunday, July 11, 2010


We've taken a bit of a hiatus from blogging for the last month, since I've been traveling a lot this summer and when I've been home, we're been spending most of our time outdoors (walking, cycling, grilling, going to parks and concerts, etc.) We love the summer in Chicago and we're trying to take advantage of all it has to offer!

One of the great things about the summer is being able to grow plants and this year marks my first attempt at gardening! When I try something new, I like to go all instead of just trying to plant a few small plants, I am currently growing 2 beefy boy tomato plants, 2 grape tomato plants, 2 pepper plants, and 1 cucumber, plus basil, mint and cilantro. One of the tomato plants is growing in a hanging topsy-turvy planter and the rest are in pots on our porch. It gets a good amount of sun, so they have been growing well so far. Take a look!

The first of my grape tomatoes, just starting to ripen.

My pot with a tomato plant and 2 pepper plants. Hopefully the tomato plant won't get so big that it blocks all of the peppers' sun.

The cucumber plant, which has grown over the side of the pot and it taking over the porch.

The tomato plant in the topsy-turvy tomato planter.

All of the pots on the porch.