Garden Veggie Pasta

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I was on a mini vacation in San Antonio Monday and Tuesday and when I got home this morning, all of these veggies were waiting in my garden for me! I got my first cucumber, which Madeline proceeded to eat right after I took the photo. And although it looks like I may be taking pictures of the same tomatoes, I promise you that these are new ones straight from the vines each day.

Unfortunately the bugs are coming now. I found two tomato hornworms on my cherry tomato plant and then killed them, and today I saw some stink bugs starting to swarm around the tomato plants. Hopefully they won’t do that much damage. Like I said I killed the hornworms right away, but I still have to do some research on the stink bugs.

Well, since I harvested so many tomatoes and another zucchini, I figured I needed to work them into tonight’s dinner. Sorry about talking about food right after the pest talk, but I wanted to show you what I was able to make with my garden veggies.

I made some multigrain spaghetti with alfredo sauce and then topped it with grilled sliced zucchini, grilled cherry tomatoes, and grilled chicken. It was yummy! And it was neat to be able to use veggies that I grew myself.

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  1. Dawn

    May 25th, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Have you tried planting marigolds in with your tomatoes? They work wonders for keeping worms and bugs off your tomatoes. I tested it last year and was thrilled with the results. I plant a marigold in between each tomato plant.

  2. Kara

    May 25th, 2012 at 1:25 am

    I planted marigold seeds all around my tomatoes and other veggie beds, but the larger tomato plot has all but blocked any light from getting to the marigolds, so they are very small and few and far between. But in the other tomato bed where there are a lot more marigolds there are no bugs. So I guess I need to add more! Thanks for the tip!



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