Saturday, April 21, 2012

Garden Patch Delight

Our garden patch is coming along nicely. We have a myriad of items growing, though it is little of each, but variety is the spice, right? We have rainbow chard, snow white carrots, little finger carrots, spinach, miniature bok choy, rainbow beets, red speckled romaine lettuce, lacinato (dinosaur) kale, red and french breakfast radishes, and chives (which came back from last year with a vengeance!). I was watching things sprout and was trying to figure one of them out. The reason being, I didn't remember we had planted any spinach, so it looked curiouser than the chard or kale and, until today, I was scratching my head as to what it could be! Hurray for spinach!

I am looking forward to getting some of these tasty treats soon, but we will be leaving to California soon and will be relying on our house sitter to water them, so we might enjoy the spoils when we return. I think she will do a good job and they will seem ENORMOUS upon our return. The radishes will be ready near our departure, so we may have something to bring with us, yay! They are supposed to be ready 21 days from sprouting and they sprout pretty quickly. I am looking forward to the beets, since I planted them too late last year and I LOVE beets, root and greens! They are super good for you, so if you have never tried them, you should. Chard and beets are in the same family, so just imagine you are eating chard when you eat the beet greens, but know that you are loading up on some serious vitamins when you do!

Well, I think that is all for now, I just wanted to write a little something today.


Martha said...

Oooh, how exciting, you must've planted them pretty early! We started planting in our garden in March, but just have a few things starting to pop up...lettuce and carrots!