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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekend fun !

It was raining like crazy yesterday, but we had already planned to buy the remaining plants for the garden, so we did ! The very big garden is one of the ways we eat like gourmets every day of the week. This year we have the old stand-bys, and a couple of experimental newcomers as well...

We have roma tomatoes, for Ray's sauce and for salads during the summer, regular big boys for salsa, and a few heirlooms just for fun. Two tomatillo plants for green salsa and one cherry tomato (fun to eat right off the plant while working in the garden)complete the tomato selections. We have three green and three red bell peppers, 7 jalapeno plants, 1 thai pepper and 1 habanero. Then, we purchased some brussel sprouts, as we have found we enjoy them roasted with a little olive oil, bacon and balsamic vinegar.

Fresh herbs will be grown in 3 window boxes, we have: thyme, rosemary, cilantro, oregano, tarragon, basil and parsley. We are started some mixed greens and spinach in window boxes a couple of weeks ago, and we are just about ready to harvest a microgreen salad already ! We still have seeds to plant for potatoes, carrots, golden beets, celery root, watercress, scallions, and..whew ! Did I forget anything ?

So, in spite of the rainy start, we are off and running with the garden. Watch for the "fresh from the garden recipes" to follow !

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