Friday, July 22, 2011

Garden Fresh Lettuce

I'm not terribly pleased with my lettuce yet.  Just as it takes once or twice to get a new recipe to work out perfectly, it takes a little time to perfect growing plants you're going to eat.  One of the things I've noticed though is that if I pick it, bring it inside, wash it, cut it, and place it in a bag it gets used much faster.  Romaine lettuce is just one of those things that I like having chopped up and ready to go in the fridge. It's almost done growing with the temperatures getting hotter and hotter.  I started some more inside but I might just rip the row out and put the seed directly in the ground and see how it goes.  

I tilled up the spinach and put in another 2 rows of green beans.  And I think I picked the last of the peas.  I might replace that with another row of green beans.  And then move the cattle panel over by the garlic and start a row of peas over then in a few week when it cools off a bit more. 

This year I've also tried experimenting with heirloom tomatoes because I love their taste for slicing.  I planted two in my square foot garden.  The Red Beef Steak is already out performing the Brandywine in buds and tomatoes that I can already see growing.  Now I see why my mom loves them so much.  I can't wait to slice into one of the heirloom tomatoes.  I love how they look too.  So much character.  

I've also got a few photos to share and a recipe for the snow peas. The kohlrabi is pretty, well the purple one but it's a bit tough.  I don't think I'll grow it again (except maybe to just use up the seed packs I have and edge a flowerbed with it)

1 comment:

thejohnmfamily said...

I love your gardening post! I've been catching up with your blog, and it looks like you're really have a fantastic summer. You're also looking great. I'm so glad to see you looking so healthy--you deserve it!