Day 24-27

May 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm 1 comment

I started a garden!  I had tried gardening once before, but it didn’t work out well for me.  I was about seven years old.  I was growing a pea plant – this was also around the first time I heard of Gregor Mendel, and I remember feeling like I was doing serious science.  So I had my pea plant in a little pot in the backyard, and one day I saw that it had grown a pod.  Score!  I noticed a small tear at one end of the pod, and I was disappointed because I figured I probably shouldn’t eat it.  So I started to tear the sucker open, and there was a big black spider inside.  In retrospect, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for a spider to just be hanging out inside a pea pod, for all I know it could’ve been a caterpillar or something, the point is it was a creature with legs and it was traumatizing and it ruined my gardening experience.

So about two months ago, I got baby zucchini and aristocrat squash plants from the market.  The zucchini plant (pictured) gets bigger every time I look at it, and there are about three zucchinis that are almost ready.  The aristocrat squash is on suicide watch – it’s roughly the same size it was when I bought it, and it can’t seem to decide whether it wants to live.  It’s gone from green to yellow and back again, grown mushrooms at least three times, and attracted pests.  It’s finally grown two blossoms, but I can’t imagine that it’s big enough to support any fruit.  I really don’t know anything about gardening, so I just give it sympathetic looks and hope that it will be okay.

Day 24 – Monday, May 24
Morning:  Blueberry flax muffin.

Afternoon:  Scrambled tofu and potatoes, and a pear.

Evening:  Sliced cucumber with Russian dressing.  Top Ramen with sliced portabella mushroom.

Day 25 – Tuesday, May 25
Morning:  Oatmeal.

Afternoon:  Fried rice with tofu and green onion.  Also, I ate the mudpie.  (See previous post.)  I was in super serious study mode over my political science exam, and I was kinda freaking out.  I didn’t know what to do, so I ate the mudpie.  It happens.

Evening:  I had a blueberry flax muffin before class, and a tortilla with salsa after.

Day 26 – Wednesday, May 26
Morning:  Scrambled tofu and potatoes.

Afternoon:  Leftover fried rice, and blueberry flax muffin.

Evening:  Beans and rice, and a packet of mixed nuts from Whole Foods (almonds, walnuts, dried blueberries and cranberries, dark chocolate).

Day 27 – Thursday, May 27
Morning:  Oatmeal.

Afternoon:  Beans and rice.

Evening:  I made a blueberry banana smoothie after work around 4pm.  For dinner, I made a packet of Ramen with tofu (crumbled with a little curry powder) and green onion, and threw a small amount of leftover white rice I had from yesterday.  I wanted to use the other half of my portabella mushroom, but it was going a little nasty.  I also wanted to use one of my zucchinis, but by the time I remembered that it was too late.  I added a little soy sauce and Sriracha, and reduced the broth almost completely.  It was pretty tasty, and I have leftovers for work tomorrow.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. atomiciam  |  May 29, 2010 at 8:39 am

    i have the same problem with plants. i am growing a cherry tomato in one of those upside down things outside my window and i keep waiting to see if its going to grow but it’s been over two weeks since i planted it.

    anyway, i like your blog, and i’m thinking that i’d like to do something similar.


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