Meggie loves veggies

3 Aug

After an accidental hiatus in which I finished up my very first Master’s degree, I’m back to blogging! While this blog has been put on hold while I completed my scholarly pursuits, the garden waits for no one.

Photo of a head of Tom Thumb butterhead lettuce

We’re just about to the end of our lettuce season.  In the foreground is the Tom Thumb butterhead lettuce I said I was excited about growing.  There’s a head each of Freckle romaine, red and oak leaf lettuce in the back.

Photo of a person holding tiny red and orange carrots

Forget what they sell at the store; these are baby carrots!  These carrots are the results of an early thinning session.  The pink colored carrots are the Dragon carrots I’ve been so excited about growing.  They’ve since turned a deeper purple color.  The orange carrots are a variety called Littlefinger that stay relatively short.  I hoped they would work better in our dense soil that is not the most habitable for root veggies.  So far, so good.

Photo of a short-haired fat woman in a green and white dress holding up a garlic braid

If you pay close attention to my Facebook page, you may have seen me post a picture of some homegrown garlic a while back.  Nate and I decided to try braiding these suckers, following these instructions for a garlic braid.  It is far from perfect, but as you can tell by the photo, we were rather pleased with the results.  We have more garlic growing in the garden so we’ll have the chance to give it a second try.  The garlic pictured here is Spanish Roja hard-neck garlic and it is delicious!

In other gardening news, we’re about to harvest our first zucchini and we’re eagerly awaiting the coming tomato season.  The next few days are supposed to be hot-hot-hot; hopefully that will help our 30+ tomato plants along.

I hope you’re having as much fun in the garden as I am!

One Response to “Meggie loves veggies”

  1. Hannah August 3, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    You’re such a gardening rockstar!

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