The spring vegetable garden is in full swing. Tomorrow I have plans to harvest my second batch of broccoli raab and to make another batch of Chickpeas with Broccoli Raab and Bacon for dinner.
I’m also excited about the rainbow Swiss chard. The techno colored greens should be ready to harvest in about 2-3 weeks. If you happen to have a recipe for Swiss chard that you love, please send it my way, because I have no idea how we are going to eat it all.
More radishes. What was I thinking? We may have to open the vegetable stand sooner than expected to get rid of them.
This year I decided to plant a border of beets around the tomato plants. Well, 2 garden boxes of tomato plants anyway. Towards the end of July I’ll plant a second batch so we have some fresh beets to roast for Thanksgiving dinner. Have you ever tried companion planting before? You should. It’s fun to see how many different plants you can pack into such a small space. Once you’ve tried it, it makes planting in long rows seem kind of boring.
Did you know there is a website devoted to 365 Days of Kale? I think I need to spend some time over there and find a few recipes. I’m not really a kale farmer… so I’m not sure how big I should let this stuff grow before I pick it. Does anyone know? Does it look ready to harvest?
And lets not forget about the sugar snap peas. I wish they would hurry up. The stir fry pan is calling their name.
Will you be heading outside to play in the dirt today?
I will be. So many seeds to plant… and not enough daylight.
Peace Out Girl Scouts, enjoy the sun!
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