Finally! After several seasons of trying, we’ve successfully grown an edible carrot! And just in time for the Easter bunny.
I’m planning on picking them all within the next week or two, to make way for pepper plants. What should we make with them?? I’m gonna try baby food, maybe roasting a handful, or just eat them plain. They smell so super carroty!
I planted some radish seeds in the garden a couple months ago maybe. The garden website said I could, so I gave it a shot. Might have needed more water/sun/whatever, but still kinda cute. We pulled them up to make room for more greens, but I’m trying one more batch of radishes in a planter. Never surrender!
We aren’t joking around with our tomatoes. Last year was a bit disappointing with all that rain, so we have to make up for it this year. We are doing container tomatoes, with some diy ollas (which fingers crossed hopefully work), and tucking them under a sheet at bedtime until it gets warmer. They seem like they have already grown a foot.
We used the last bit of green from the garden to make a bowl of carbs. I am sure it was honored to be a part of something so yummy.
Our late summer garden wasn’t too impressive, but to be fair, we have been focusing most of our energy on growing a tiny human. I am looking forward to getting back outside in the dirt though! Especially with my new garden partner. For the fall, we are planning on some varieties of lettuce and kale, along with maybe a broccoli or two. Lots of good green veggies!
I planted a little pumpkin patch in the garden, with some acorn squashes mixed in. I had a fight with some critter who kept digging up the fresh dirt, but now the little sprouts are starting to grow! Fingers crossed for a couple plump pumpkins come fall time!
I am super surprised with how well our spinach is growing! I think it gets some shade during the hottest part of the day, but I’ve also been giving it fertilizer too. I harvest batches of leaves in the mornings, then soak them for a couple minutes in the salad spinner in some cold water and a dash of vinegar. I rinse and spin them a couple times, then let them dry a bit on a paper towel. I measure cupfuls into bags, then keep them in the crisper in the fridge. Our spinach stays much fresher for much longer than the store bought spinach!
1. I managed a trip to the grocery store before the holiday weekend! Going shopping before a big food weekend is always an ordeal. Its so busy, and you get there at the wrong time, they are out of key ingredients. But, I scored a handful of peaches!
2. Our first spinach harvest! I washed and dried it, and put it into bags of one cup. I am hoping to use it for some smoothies we have been wanting to try. And, we went out to the garden yesterday evening, and picked “all” the cucumbers. But, I found these ones this morning. So we are either blind, or they grew magically overnight.
Hope you had some good things today, and have a safe and happy weekend!
There have been ups and downs in the garden. First of all, there was this bugger, who immediately became enemy number 1. So mean and selfish to eat the entire top of the green pepper plant yourself. But I am happy to say that the pepper seems to be growing some new leaves, so I’m hopeful he will recover.
Our cucumbers are still being rockstars. We have tons of pickles to make, and so many lemon cucumbers.
I think our squash plant got a little too moist, and encouraged some bugs to visit. He was doing so well, and then I found a bunch of holes in his stem, and his leaves wilted. I thanked him for his service, and now we have some pumpkins growing there, which I am excited about.
Finally, our spinach patch has really taken off. Its pouring rain this afternoon, but I’m planning to make the first big harvest soon. What shall I make with it??
We have sooo many cucumbers. They are one of the only veggies in the garden not complaining about all these flooding rains. Just keep growing is their motto. I picked a big batch of pickling cucumbers last week, so now we have a couple jars of sweet pickles, to eat with our sandwiches or as snacks. We made some of Jon’s favorite pulled pork in the crock pot, and ate it on sandwiches with bbq sauce, and lots of these pickles!