An Update on the Gardens
Last night I harvested about 30 carrots from Tiny Garden and used most of them to make a carrot nut bread. The rest went into dinner: steamed carrots, broccoli, and beans (all from The Gardens) in a cheese sauce that was created by my true love earlier in the week.
The Other Garden has been giving us potatoes. It's a bit early, but they have decided it's time. Tonight will be potato salad.
We have also been getting cucumbers like crazy. And spinach. And zucchini. And hot peppers.
I have been doing lots of spinach freezing, and we have been eating some pretty amazing meals. The other half is currently working 3 jobs, so most of the cooking is on my shoulders. I have to say I have been doing a very good job.
Very soon I will have to get all the stuff ready for tomato canning. We have 7 plants in containers at home and I think maybe 10-12 at The Other Garden- all of them have tons of fruit. I am going a little crazy waiting for all the tomatoes to ripen. There are so many!!
The broccoli hasn't been too impressive, but I'm pretty sure the Brussels sprouts are eventually going to lead to a giant's palace. Yesterday I spotted several baby watermelons!
I'm going to plant some collards and kale this weekend in the empty spots left by the potatoes.
I was thinking about garlic, but we aren't sure if The Other Garden will be in our lives next season, and garlic takes like 8 months.
I have built us a worm farm, and the next project is an indoor growing area for the winter. We are going to experiment with hydroponic tomatoes.