Jun 24, 2011

Veggies are grand!

You knew it was coming.  It's that time of year where I go on and on about vegetables.  Well it has finally arrived (a month later than normal!) and I have to say it is just grand.  The garden space is doing well and with the warm temps we've had is quickly being over run my weeds.  if only I believed in spraying poison all over our food, it sure would make weeding easier. This weekend will be spent weeding and getting a killer sun burn (not on purpose of course, it just happens that way.)

{Spinach of some variety.  I picked it a little late but the flavor is still yummy.}

{Rainbow chard.  These took a while to get going but now they are beautiful! I cant wait to harvest and enjoy!}

{Purple cabbage}

{TONS of cilantro.  It has just grown where ever it wants.  I didn't plant it, neither did the last two renters here.  Its a mystery that I am very thankful for.  I see a lot of cilantro pear smoothies in my future.  Don't knock it until you try it!}

And since this is a veggie post I will share with you our first basket from a local (sort of) CSA.  We joined Cosmic Apple Gardens last month.  We received our first share today.  It was a little sparse because of the crazy cool spring we have had, but sun is in the forecast so things will be looking up next week and the coming weeks.  I am so excited to be part of a CSA this year.  I think the concept is awesome!  I love knowing where my food comes from, knowing the farmers and actually getting the profits to the farmers.  How awesome is that!  Now you may be wondering why we have signed up since I do garden and quiet a bit.  This year my goal is to use the CSA as our daily fresh vegetables and use the gardens bounty to put up for the winter.  This will be our first year self employed and well I think its going to be a little rough.  Preparedness is my motto this summer.  I have already sourced all the fresh fruits we can eat and now the veggies are taken care of.  Meat is just waiting for us to pick it up and we will be set! Woot.

Anyway here is a pic of a few things we got in our share tonight: radishes, basil and chives. 

Here is to a yummy veggie filled weekend!

1 comment:

Mr. H. said...

It is grand isn't it, I know it always puts a smile on my face when the first summer veggies come on.:) I like your garden preservation/CSA plan.