Today, a little look at a few things in the garden.
Peas. Looking good for a healthy crop!
Kale! Oh kale. There was a time when I thought kale was mainly for guinea pigs. But I have learned to appreciate it as a wonderful leaf veg. I started these plants in the cold frame and they all did spectacularly, so I’m very pleased. And the harvest has begun!
After several years of wondering why my swiss chard would always “dry up” I’ve discovered that it is due to vile little leaf-minors. I also started swiss chard in the cold frame and it was doing do well only to be struck down. No pictures of this, it just looks sad. We have another row or two just coming up but I’m not sure there is anything we can do to avoid a similar plight. I’ll look into it some more and if not perhaps we can just pick it all as micro greens.
Beets. I have been thinning these this week and we’ve been eating the thinnings. A few salads, and a baby beet green pizza. Still a bit more to do today.
And garlic scapes. They just look fun, don’t they.
I really enjoy thinking about what is out there when I’m trying to plan a meal, and see how much of our own stuff I can use. Of course, this gets easier and easier, but there is something so satisfying about the relatively early harvest.