Monday, June 18, 2012

Harvest Monday - 18 June 2012

We arrived home after a last minute trip for Father's Day weekend.  A friend let us borrow their raft and so we took our children for a 7 mile float trip down the Green River on Saturday. And we also ran up to Dinosaur National Monument on Friday since we were already there. 

When we got home Sunday afternoon I had no idea what I was going to make for dinner.

One of the things we don't do is go shopping on Sunday.  We also don't do big chores on Sunday.  We do make beds and wash dishes but no scrubbing or washing clothes, etc. 

So I ran up to the garden and grabbed some snow peas which took 3 minutes.  

Then I peaked in the square foot garden and some of the Little Finger carrots were ready and they were delicious. No more trying to grow carrots in the clay.  These were ready faster and less bitter.  I will be planting more of those now.

I love the taste of fresh snow peas.  I pounded out 2 chicken breasts and cut them and made stir fry with all these veggies over glass noodles.  

And some tiny green bunching onions. I just never transplanted them.

And the last baby bok choy. I think next time I will grow the real stuff. Probably starting August 1st for a fall crop. 


Stoney Acres said...

I love that green river rafting run! Little finger carrots are our favorite, we never had any success with carrots until we started growing those! August 1st is the perfect time to start bok choy. At least down here in Salt Lake! It always grows better in the fall!!

Liz - Suburban Tomato said...

Beautiful photos and I want to go on a 7 mile raft trip - sounds absolutely fabulous!

Mindy Blake said...

As always, I stand in awe of your ability to do so much! Your vegetables are beautiful and you capture them so well! Your talents amaze me Laura!

Coral at Adventures in Agriburbia said...

Your photographs are lovely. I tried carrots once and was not impressed. We do have clayey soils. Perhaps I should try some in a container.

Mary Hysong said...

Your harvest looks great! Sounds like you had a nice weekend and it looks like your garden is doing well.

rmgales said...

I love stir fry, and your carrots look delicious. I may try growing these in a container.