The weather has been cold and hot and cold and hot and no wonder they call this time of year “pneumonia weather”. The sun makes it’s appearance from time-to-time, not too much time mind-you, it wouldn’t want us to get spoiled to enjoying it. Last frost it still some weeks away, so up and down the temperatures will continue to go.
We have a couple things making their appearance in the garden. The onions and radishes are always eager to be the first to start the season.
Even though our small garden looks sparse and sad, we know it won’t be too many weeks until it’ll start looking more greener and hopefully promising a harvest of vegetables.
I’m happy that I finally got a small harvest of romaine lettuce. I have different ages of the lettuce growing. I had to replant them because of two lovely doves eating the seeds. That worked out well because I don’t have to worry about harvesting and storing the lettuce. So I guess I owe the doves a thank you. 🙂 I harvested my first squash. I’m looking forward to cooking them up in a stir fry with this fresh mess of green onions.We haven’t had enough rain to make our garden flourish. If the rain would come for more than a passing shower, we’d be covered in squash.
I hope all your gardens
whether vegetable and/or flower
produce a bounty of goodness for you.
We got our first harvest of squash yesterday. We harvested some other veggies to go along with the squash for a stir fry.
My squash plants are big and beautiful at the moment. The corn is growing tall and strong. The beans, well, they’re pretty much just rabbit food as you can kind of tell from the plants in front of the squash.All-in-all, everything in the garden is growing well except for the beans.My potato buckets are looking really good. I’m not putting anymore soil in the buckets. I think they’re full enough. I have high hopes of at least one potato bucket producing at least one potato. I hope they bloom soon…
Wishing you all happy days for the rest of the week!
I’m happy to finally have our first harvest. I pulled some green onions and cut some chard. It was fun and I wish I had more veggies ready to harvest.
I cut some sweet basil. I forgot to get a photo of the cut basil, but here’s one of it still on the plant.
I put the chard in the refrigerator for future use. I used the onions and fresh cut sweet basil in Bruschetta. Then I made some Bruschetta toasties for supper. The toasties was really good and a nice something different. I had quite a bit of Bruschetta leftover for later.
One of the potato plants has broken the soil. It looks like a wee green rose nestled down in the potato bucket. I had trouble getting a good photo, but I wanted to post it anyway. Perhaps this wee green rose is the start of a bucket full of potatoes. I hope I hope.It looks as if our little garden is off to a good start. Hopefully we’ll get more harvest and maybe even have some produce to store for winter.
We made Bruschetta using fresh picked green onions on Mother’s Day. I fixed a small plate with fresh picked chard, shrimp, bruschetta and cocktail sauce.
Cocktail sauce and shrimp is really good.
Bruschetta and shrimp is really good.
Bruschetta and cocktail sauce is not as tasty, the cocktail sauce overpowered the bruschetta. It was okay, it’s just not something I plan to serve together on one plate again. Oh well, You live, you cook, you learn and carry on.
It was a pretty plate and a nice little snack for back porch sitting and enjoying the day.
I hope the weather is pleasant where you are
and you can find time to get out and enjoy it!
We got our first harvest of green beans yesterday. I can hardly wait to cook them. I’m going to put new potatoes and some herbs in with the beans and let them cook down. Yum! The rest of the beans will be snapped, blanched, vacuum packed and put in the freezer for winter.
We got our first harvest of cucumbers too. They’ll be sliced and put in a bowl of icy water with just a sprinkle of lite salt.
A few more squash needed picking, so I picked them. We don’t really need them. I have a huge pile of squash on my counter right now. I’ll post a photo of them someday soon.
The leafy vegetable with the bright color leaf stems is Chard. It’s an interesting veggie. The stems has a celery-like taste to them and the green leafy part taste similar to spinach. This year is our first experience with it and we like it a lot.
I dug up a few potatoes to cook in with my beans. I picked a few onions to have on hand for cooking or if my husband want to eat them raw.
Thankfully this update is a positive one.
I hope your gardening season is a productive one.
Here’s a few photos of our garden that show it’s progress. Our crops are growing well (and so are the weeds. lol)
Yesterday the skinks were out running around the porch. I managed to get a few photos of them; most were blurs. These two photos are the better of the lot. I reckon someday in the near future there will be a tiny skink or two running at lightning speeds across the porch.
This beautiful Turkey hen has been cruising our garden. We figure she has or will soon have a nest of eggs close by. We enjoy watching baby turkey’s grow from fuzz-balls to full feathered birds. I’ll post photos of her new poults if she’ll bring them within my camera range. (A baby turkey is called a poult.) I took this photo of her through our back storm door window and screen and that’s why it’s so blurry.
I’m happy to report that we got our 1st harvest of green onions out of the garden. My husband ate a few with supper last night.
I’m happy to be getting our own homegrown green onions finally; they’re one of the most delicious ingredients in bruschetta. (stay tuned and I’ll post my Bruschetta recipe someday soon.)
The Poplar trees are blooming. I wish I could pick some blooms to enjoy in the house a day or two; our poplars are too tall for that. So as my blogging buddy Dianna says, “so thankful for a zoom lens”.