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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Garden Project Update

I have cherished eating out of our garden this spring. Here is what we have harvested thus far...

  • Bok choy--first harvest of the season and enjoyed with Easter brunch (less than anticipated because we "shared" with the chickens)
  • 4 bunches broccoli raab--rather bitter, but enjoyed with dried tomatoes and cheese
  • 9 heads of lettuce and counting
  • Peas--over a pound!
  • A bunch of heirloom carrots--absolutely the best with fresh peas and enjoyed with a dear friend for dinner (those peas and carrots still make my mouth water)
  • 9 bunches of Mizuna--shared with friends
  • 2 bunches of kale--my favorite for Sunday breakfast
  • 1/4 pound of beans--they are just coming on
  • Several cuttings of herbs
Moneywise, we have currently harvested 20% worth of what we have spent on the garden this year.  Looking ahead, we have several carrots, beets, and greens to enjoy. Our cabbage are heading up nicely; I can't wait to make sauerkraut! We have several onions and garlic. Then, there are the numerous nightshade veggies--tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and several heirloom potato varieties.  I am trying one cucumber surrounded by borage plants, as our cucumbers are typically prone to stem boar. There are several dill, fennel, and horseradish planted, too. We just put in our sunflowers and okra. We are waiting for our sweet potato slips to arrive, and I'll continue succession planting beans. It's been a fruitful spring garden. Thank you for letting me share... 

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