Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I should add that my raised beds are 8 foot square since we used railroad ties for the first two and then added cement blocks we had in the yard for the third bed. I did two foot square sections. It is a nice way to do a garden as I have quite a bit in a small area. Now comes the hard part - the waiting. I have trouble with the patience required for it to grow until harvest time. There is compost on the bottom and then a couple trailer loads of potting soil to fill it to the top. I have a rather cheap garden since the potting soil was free from a local pine tree farm. Most of the seeds I used were either saved from last year (dill & parsley) or purchased at the end of summer last year. They are still good since I have more lettuce and radish sprouts than I know what to do with already! More pictures and hopefully more sprouts next week!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Since this was the first time either of either my husband or I had eaten artichoke, I decided to keep it simple and just steam it. I put some water, a little lime juice, and a clove of chopped garlic in a bowl. I put the artichoke the mixture and popped it into the microwave. We melted a little butter for dipping. It was delicious. The title of this post came from my husband who said before he took a bite, "I hope I don't choke on this". He is new to the veggie world. We both like it, and I can see us eating artichoke more often. Now that I know we like it I will be more open to recipes that list artichoke as an ingredient. Below is a picture of the one I cooked before we devoured it.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I am NOT a fan of winter or cool weather and am ready for last week's warm temperatures to return. By Saturday it will be warm again and next week will bring nice weather for more planting. Pictures will follow next week once I get the raised beds in order. Until then I am hiding in the house until the cold snap blows over.