Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Latest Look at my Veggie Plot



"A garden is evidence of faith. It links us with all the misty figures of the past who also planted and were nourished by the fruits of their planting." -Gladys Taber

What a joy it was to visit my vegetable garden allotment after over a week of rain. Everything has blossomed and flourished. I harvested two heads of lettuce, and tomorrow will go back for some of those gorgeous purple kohlrabi that you see in the middle. My only qualm is that it all ripens at the same time, which means either getting creative with recipes or giving some of the produce away; I'll be doing a little of both. 
In the top photo you can see that I have planted flowers interspersed with the vegetables, because I didn't want any bald patches of earth, and also, blossoms attract helpful winged things for pollination. In the last photo you see nasturtiums intertwining with a pumpkin plant; cool! That's exactly what I wanted!
The ground is really muddy and some of the pepper and tomato plants suffered from so much water, but I think only two plants of mine are looking beat. Other than that, I spied a few tiny beginnings of yellow zucchini, and also small golden pumpkin babies the size of walnuts. It's all very exciting.

4 comments:

  1. Wow Dawn! Everything is looking great. Kohlrabi is my favorite, and it is not cheap! So, what a blessing to have it in your own garden!

    Best,

    Molly

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  2. Wowwowwow...so cool!
    This is why people got so creative also with preserving fruit and veggies.

    There is a yummy kohlrabi recipe from your gamma...where you cut it into thin 1" slivers, they turn out a bit triangular...then cook in a little salt water, just barely covered...make a rue (butter & flour)add milk...pour over cooked and still a bit crunchy kohlrabi and a dash of fresh ground nutmeg. Can also top with Parmesan.
    She served it with pork loin or any other roast.

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  3. Molly, you're so right, growing your own is cheaper, healthier, and more adventurous too :)
    Mom, thank you so much for gramma's recipe, I will definitely try it out.
    Lecia, thanks for stopping by, was so happy to read your comment!

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