Our tomato plants are growing nicely. The two containers on the right have had a 4 week head start. Then I planted more and transplanted them in the containers on the left. This way, we'll have tomatoes producing at different times instead of all at the same time like last year. We've had some of our neighbours inquiring as to whether we will be selling them since they would love to eat organic vegetables. I guess we'll see how many we will be harvesting. We've had to add some bamboo sticks and string to allow the plants to climb. No sign of white fly. The stalks are thick and sturdy and the leaves are nice and green.
And here are our Romaine and Arugula lettuces. We've been cutting leaves off nearly every day as we're eating a lot more salads these days. Both the Romaine and Arugula keep growing new shoots as I remove some leaves. I'm also growing more Arugula in increase our crop. We love Arugula and I'm learning to add it to all kinds of recipes. It's delicious all cut up in scrambled eggs. And so healthy too... can't go wrong. Kevin's not a big salad person, but Arugula has changed his mind. He can't get enough, it seems. I'm just loving this garden set-up. Unfortunately, my herbs are not doing quite as well. I think the container they're in is not getting enough direct sunlight. I might have to reorganize. And our potatoes are growing like weed. We have to keep an eye on the dreaded fungus, but so far everything looks good.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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