May 6, 2010

My Caprese Garden

That's what I'm calling my garden this year.  Other than the volunteer chives and parsley from the previous season, my garden consists of tomatoes and basil.  Last summer I went all out trying to grow a little bit of everything.  Since I'm somewhat limited on space, I feel growing my own jalapenos and green peppers just isn't worth it.
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Oh, yes, we will be eating a lot of caprese salads this summer!  Mmmm...
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Linked to: Make it Yours Day @ My Backyard Eden, Look What I Made Today @ Creations by Kara, Strut-Your-Stuff @ Somewhat Simple, Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home, Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping it Simple, Woo Hoo Wednesday @ Always Nesting, Room To Inspire

37 comments:

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

YUM! Good luck on the garden! I hope it grows like a weed ;)

Frugal Home Designs said...

I made the same decision. The peppers just weren't worth it. Is parsley a perennial? I was thinking of planting another herb in an area where I haven't planted anything, but the previous owners planted chives and oregano.

The Starr Family said...

Goodnight nurse, its beautiful.... oh what fun you will have!

Alisa said...

If I only had room for 2 things, it would definitely be tomatoes and basil {love me some pesto!} So glad it's been nice enough to get gardening started!

concretenprimroses said...

Ohh there's nothing like a tomato fresh from the garden! Don't dare plant out here in NH just yet.
Kathy

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Good luck on the garden! My favorites are always tomatoes, cilantro and peppers!

Thanks for sharing on My Backyard Eden!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Mmm, yummy. Good luck and enjoy your salads!

Lenore said...

Looks like you have a great start on your garden....I'm in So CA so that is why our tomatoes are ahead of yours at this time.
I'm drooling over your caprese salads...looking forward to making a few of my own!
Thanks for the visit.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh that looks divine! We're trying all of that and then some. I'm sure we'll learn a lot with our first kitchen garden.

kim said...

Emily, nice garden. I will come eat that caprese salad with you. Yum.

Bella said...

Hi your garden looks great! I just planted this week... our tomatoes are just about the same size... I can't wait for fresh homemade sauce.. Mmmm
Bella

Melanie said...

Yummy! I am trying to grow some herbs this year! We shall see.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Oh...delicious! I love caprese salads too!
Good luck with your garden! I bet it will look pretty as well as be bountiful!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

A wonderful combination of plants in your garden!!! I love basil and growing it is so satisfying!!!

Laura said...

What a great idea to plant a garden specifically for a salad.
I live in South Texas- I should plant a pico de gallo garden: tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, and I'll buy the onion.

Thanks-

I linked to the same party.
Come by if you have time.

Laura

White Spray Paint

Hamptontoes said...

I love your garden name. My favorite herb to grow is basil...love the smell, how fast it grows and most of all, eating it! Have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

Love Caprese salad! You made yourself such a nice herb garden....Happy Mothers day to you:)! Your picture is so cute.

Wendy said...

If I remember right your pictures of last years tomatoes are beautiful! Looks like you will have another great year! We love caprese salad!!
Hope you're having a great weekend!
Wendy

becca said...

i killed my basil plant, so i'm about to try again. hopefully i will get tomatoes planted this week, before it is too late. caprese salad, here i come!

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

Love. Your. Garden. You have a LOVELY backyard!!

Fresh Basil, Fresh Mozzerella and a vine ripened tomato....heaven!!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Great minds think alike- last year I got all gung ho and it seemed like everything I tried to grow just struggled. This year I am growing only tomatoes.

Jolyn said...

Hello Emily,
Thanks for stopping by. You have a very good point about trying to grow everything instead of a couple things you really want. I still have chives that keep growing in my pot year after year..The dirt is evaporating but the chives keep growing lol..Can't wait to see those tomatoes of yours...Have a great week.

Always Nesting said...

Great minds must think alike. Hubby put in that exact planter for me last summer in my backyard. I never thought to grow a summer garden in it but that's a great idea because the stuff we did plant is looking kind of puny. I'm so glad you linked to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and joined the party. There's spiked cherry 7up in the after party party :)LOL, just joking.

The 3 Sisters said...

That tomato dish looks sensational! I wish I had the proverbial green thumbs!

Best wishes for a great Wednesday,
Natasha.

Suzanne said...

Mmmmm. We think alike. There's nothing better than fresh tomatoes, a little basil and fresh mozzarella!

alissa said...

Yum! Your garden looks great! Sweet 100 is one of my favorite tomato varieties. Growing basil & tomatoes is a must for me too, and I have a Caprese almost everyday in the summer. So simple and delicious!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Looks terrific! We once grew a salsa garden because we were pretty limited on space. We had tomatoes, peppers, onions and cilantro. My kids really remember that garden :)

Blessings!
Gail

Olivia~ said...

Oh my your salad looks mouth watering. I love it!
Stop by when you have a monment for a visit, I am having an easy pillow giveaway!
Hugs,
OLivia

Hamptontoes said...

After reading your post last week, I felt inpsired to make a Caprese salad for dinner that night!

Room to Inspire said...

I have got to agree with some of the other comments - it doesn't get much better than tomatoes, basil and some mozzarella! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

KMfamily ;-) said...

Nothing better than growing it yourself!!
Good luck with it! & great job!!

~ Regan said...

Oooh, Yummy! Nothing better than fresh caprese salads... I love mine with some fresh cracked pepper and sea salt on top...


Thanks for visitng!

Kaysi said...

Wow that is awesome!

Cindy said...

Your little garden looks wonderful!

Liz said...

What a nice garden....love it! I'm also a new follower. =) ~Liz

Sylvia said...

I just had this a couple of days ago for the first time...all I have to say is MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Sylvia

Monica said...

Love your plant choices! Have you tried the Heirloom tomatoes? Some of them have cool stripes that look wonderful in a Caprese! Monica