Good Eats

Usually it’s fall that has the reputation for being harvest time, but we’ve been chomping down on home grown goodies for a few weeks now. Here are updates on what’s happening in the back yard:

  • Lettuce season is pretty much over.There are a few stragglers, but for the most part we’ve accepted its demise. It’s partly due to heat and partly due to some free-range chickens who developed a taste for romaine. I’m sad to see the fresh lettuce go, but I’m thrilled to have had as much quality time with it as I did. RIP lettuce season. Your memory will live on forever.
  • The squash plant has started blooming. T-minus 3 weeks (?) until flower turns fruit.
  • Sugar snap peas are ripe for the picking! Not only ripe but the most delicious little green thing ever to be eaten in the history of ever.
  • Peppers are fruiting. They are growing slow but hopefully in two weeks we will be able to spice up a dinner or two.
  • Tomatoes. Also happening.
  • Onions & carrots: not close to bloomsville, but on track for harvesting by early June.

We’re pretty jazzed.

8 Comments on “Good Eats”

  1. You are so lucky to already having food from your garden!! I have to get mine in this month!! Great pictures!

  2. Kmom says:

    Absolutely nothing tastes as good as vegetables picked right off the vine, bush, etc. Your garden is mostly ahead of mine and looks georgeous.

  3. Courtney says:

    Teach me your ways! I’m dreaming of having a garden next spring!

  4. Lisa Douglas says:

    Gardening ourselves this spring. Harvested our first broccoli this week. Looking forward to fresh lettuce, cauliflower, eggplant, cabbage, corn, peas, pepper, and of course tomatoes soon.

  5. Beautiful. You are further ahead than us in NC. Still probably have another week or two before any lettuce ready. Tomatoes have flowers, but no tomatoes yet. Happy gardening.

  6. 365dots says:

    sigh, so jealous! Everything I plant dies in a week or two. Congratulations!

  7. copycatmom says:

    I can’t wait to get my garden going! I am so jealous! There is nothing like fresh food. My children will be quite please when we have the fresh stuff. (frankly, so will my bank account)

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