|Homegrown cucumbers |
(white is heirloom variety)
|Fresh picked salad and beans|
Of course, different plants grow at different rates, so we haven't been able to harvest everything yet, but we are already enjoying the fruits of our labors. We have a bumper crop of cucumbers, so many that we are giving them away and turned more than twenty of them into pickles. I picked a massive bowl of beans the other day and I frequently eat salads composed of our own, freshly picked greens. I have sauteed up our kale and add our swiss chard to my smoothies. On two occasions, we have made homemade pesto with our own basil.
Both boyfriend and I are really enjoying the gardening and love to look at it everyday, up close and personal, to see all the changes that are occurring. Of course the fresh taste of homegrown food isn't a bad perk either.
Check out the youtube links for my narrated tour of the garden: