Monday, June 3, 2013

Picking Tomatoes!

I took these pictures just a few days ago of my potted garden.  I have planted some cucumber around a tree but they aren't ready for their debut.

I have picked maybe a dozen tomatoes, one green pepper, some radishes and one Armenian cucumber




These five plants are my producers!  three tomato plants and two pepper plants.  One pot was a patio planted pot.  It had tomato, basil and oregano in it.  The oregano is going gangbusters while the basil and tomato not so much.  As a matter of fact I've already cut down the basil and tomato as the weather is getting hot.  If they bounce back, great if not I still have the oregano!


The left pot has several cucumber plants.  I should have thinned them down to one or two.  It seems to be doing ok with flowers but not many cucumbers.  The two pots center and right have radishes and scallions


This little guy posed for the longest time!  He's on a plant that was given to me and when in bloom has the  prettiest purple flowers

The other day Jim and I went to Deland, Florida.  About 40 miles south of here.  It's a college town, home of Stetson 
University, Florida's oldest private college and home to under 30,000 residents. What a lovely town!
After we parked the truck we saw this restaurant and the end of the lane....Pizza!  LOL
We decided to check out Bellini's and it smelled great when we walked in so decided to have lunch.  Everything we had was wonderful and if you're in this area check it out!  We started with 1/2 an antipasto plate that included salami,pastrami, cheeses, black and green olives, pepperoncini's, lettuce, tomato and onion slices and for some reason potato salad. Jim ordered a small pizza which really wasn't very small.  I splurged and ordered a pastrami sandwich with cheese and it was huge!  I took half of it home and Jim came home with two thirds of his pizza. Of course we had a cold beer with the meal.



After lunch we decided to stroll the main drag which happens to be Highway 17.  Restaurants and shops line several blocks and we both want to go back and check out the restaurants!  The shops are a mix of junk, antiques and clothing.


There were potted flowers on the corners, very colorful and welcoming.

 


Some interesting architecture


Read more about the city here: http://www.deland.org/Pages/DeLandFL_WebDocs/about

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.  ~James Michener
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