Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Harvest

I sent my husband down to the garden to check if there was anything ready to be picked.
This is what he came home with:
He told me that he couldn't get it all because the bag was getting too full and he didn't want anything to get squished.  Oh wow!  I couldn't believe how much there was.  This is one of the reasons we love our garden.  All of the hard work all spring of planting and weeding and watering finally pays off...and in a big way.  Not everything works.  Our carrots aren't looking great and our pumpkins are taking over and threatening to strangle some of our other plants.  I fail every year with my cilantro.  Is there a secret to growing cilantro?  If there is, please fill me in... 
But for the most part, everything is looking beautiful!

There is just something fulfilling about the law of the harvest.  You reap what you sow.  When we work hard to plant this garden and take care of it, then we end up with enough vegetables for our family (and neighbors).  Plus, I have to get creative with my cooking.  Last year, I even tried canning :)  This year, we want to try canning salsa.  I'm still looking for a good recipe though...
And this is what happens when you leave your harvest on the table for too long before you wash it and put it away:
Somehow my baby helped himself to the biggest Roma tomato of the bunch and was walking around the house munching on it.  We could see everywhere he had been by the trails of tomato juice on the carpet...
It took him about a half hour, but he actually ate the whole thing!
What's your favorite thing to grow?

2 comments:

  1. oh my, what a cute boy you have!!
    I don't have a garden at the moment, but when I lived on a farm growing up my favorite thing to grow was strawberries. Nothing like a freshly picked ripe and juicy strawberry straight out the strawberry patch :)

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  2. I'm so jealous. I don't have a garden, but my mom does. The heat (and exceptional drought) here this year pretty much stifled all garden growing. :(

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