Monday, April 27, 2009

Greens

I love this time of year. I get to harvest fresh salads and greens every morning! I take my basket outside and pick the biggest heads of butter crunch and red leaf, a few leaves of chard, kale, or collards, some mesculin mix, and a head of broccoli (that's what's pictured below). We should have enough planted to do green harvests like this for another month. I store all this in the fridge for the day then wash and prepare with dinner tonight. I'll add some nuts, fresh green onions, and oil and vinegar. Yum!The winter/spring garden is nice because there aren't as many bugs and pests out yet. The onions, potatoes, and garlic don't require much water or extra feeding. Basically they go in the ground and we don't really worry about them till harvest which should be coming soon.

This is just a picture of another harvest from a few days ago. Being in the garden with all the colors, textures, and sounds is such a nice way to start the day!
This is a portion of the broccoli bed which is growing nicely.
Here's a row of lettuces, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccolli, and onions.
Lettuce up close.

3 comments:

William Kruidenier said...

Beautiful plants -- all the work you've done on the soil is really paying off. Everything looks so healthy!

Laura said...

looks delicious! we are so jealous (its actually supposed to snow here tonite! argh!). bravo on all the hard work, and how neat to be able to really reap the very tangible and tasty from your efforts. inspiring. :)

Jason said...

lookin' fantastic yall!! That garlic is HAPPY; thick stems and perky leaves! Indeed, we are loving the 'easy bounty' of this time of year too. Ah, and to shove a giant, gnarly, squeaky leaf of chard in your mouth on the way into the house too, eh? And we are loving that Alder is getting to know this as a reality as well. He is quite the fan of broc and radishes right from the garden. We cant wait to see yall again. Keep at it.