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!
Guess what? It only rained one tiny time this weekend! We did our best to spend the sunny days outside, despite the best efforts of the mosquitoes. I’m really hoping they start moving on to greener pastures once it dries out a bit. We started the weekend with some breakfast tacos and donuts, and our garden rewarded our yardwork with a good harvest.
So far, we have been harvesting mostly green beans from the garden. All the rain is making everything super big and green, but the green beans are the fastest. Two dinner sized harvests already. Plus one big strawberry we found before the squirrels did. Good thing we love green beans, and these ones are especially delicious.
1. Using my new garden hod to gather some veggies for dinner! We picked some chard and chives for baked potatoes. Soon, we’ll be gathering tomatoes, squashes, beans, and all kinds of good stuff.
2. Some muffins for the week in the afternoon light. Do you ever make Malt-O-Meal muffins? They are one of my favorite kinds.
We already have our very first strawberry! There have actually been a couple other red ones, but this is the first one that doesn’t have an already pre-nibbled side! It is very tiny, but we did manage to share the sweet bounty.
The hardest part of having a garden right now is watching them get sooo hot during the afternoon. I read that we aren’t supposed to water when the sun is up, since it could burn the plant, so I just have to give them pep talks instead. Thankfully, most of them perk back up in the evening.
Our spinach plant had a little trouble at the beginning of the season, but now its climbing circles around a tomato cage.
I know some people have cute garden baskets, but we always opt for the classic shirt basket. Those pear tomatoes are my fav summer snack.
One of the best parts about our backyard urban farm is harvesting the vegetables of our labors. The other day we were out checking on the crops and we found this HUGE cucumber that had been hiding from us for what must have been weeks. Luckily we found it in time and now we just have to decide if we’re going to eat him in a salad or turn it into gigantic pickles with the new crinkle cut chopper that the girl got recently.
This was a very selective harvest. It was also a test to see how many pear tomatoes can be eaten in one sitting. (Answer: all of them.)
And who doesn’t love when squashes grow to the size of a small (or medium) sized baby. There will be grated zucchini in the freezer for years.