So here I started, taking pictures at one end of my garden where more of the flowers are, although they are found in all sorts of places. Our free teddy bear plant the kids got (I tried to move the other 2 when things got crowded and they didn't survive the move. So now, they all share this one).
Then there's the squash. I'll get a couple, but I'm afraid most are too small yet and the summer doesn't seem like its going to last long enough. Maybe we'll get a super hot September again? I've heard of people eating the squash blossoms. Maybe if I was picking them off the blossoms and letting the other squash grow, I'd be more successful? Oh, I still have much to learn.
Aren't these so cool? They're on some of the onions that were planted last year. I'm thinking if I let it dry, I'll get onion seeds from it.
My herbs have been super successful this year. I've stored jars of my own dried oregano and parsley. This might be the favorite part of my garden. It might look like a mess, but its given me so much goodness - thyme, lemon balm, mint, fennel, mmm...
|my herb box|
My lemon balm ice tea has taken time to perfect, and sometimes I don't plan ahead enough. It's the best if I do it the night before and let it chill overnight. Apparently it helps with feeling calm, with improved memory, and I can't remember the third one. I'm thinking I need to be drinking more of it :)
The kale has been a new thing in my garden and I've been loving it. Kale soup, baked kale, ginger stirfried kale...yum!
The kohlrabi have been better for me this year. I started some early indoors.
This was ready to be picked. Wished I hadn't have decided to wait until the next day...
I'm not sure what ate it, and not sure I want to know. It must have been big. Other than that, we aren't too bothered by pests. A big failure for some reason I have yet to figure out, is our broccoli. 6 plants and only one produced anything - which was the only other casualty of the unknown large eater!! :(
I love these pretty pink flowers...and love to take them inside to enjoy.
I only wish I didn't have to ignore what's around them to enjoy them. I really don't get how so many people I know with kids can possibly have such clean houses.
Many of the new recipes I've been trying with the basil, swiss chard, and kale have been from a new favorite cookbook of mine.
Anyhow, sorry for the crazy run on post. It's taken about 4 sittings to get it done, which doesn't help with the flow of writing. And, I'm not rereading or editing. I am more full of gratitude, so I can leave it here, as is. If you have any garden advice for me, I'll gladly hear it!