Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A little bit of a harvest

We waited all weekend for the rain to come and we really didn't see a drop. Now, we have the sprinklers going and we hope to catch some rain in the next few days. We are very blessed to have lake water to supplement the rain. It doesn't do for a garden what rain does, but it is certainly a help. My wish is that we don't get into a drought situation this year.

My sister was telling me today that it takes about an inch of rain per week to grow a garden and if you don't get at least that you should water. A small shower doesn't cut it for growing a vegetable garden.

So far, everything really looks good. It is hard to believe how fast everything is growing. We are harvesting lettuces, kale, radishes, garlic and leeks. Tonight we took some of everything to our Mother. She doesn't mind washing and cleaning the vegetables we bring her but I will admit washing greens can be quite a task.

Our radishes are getting very large and a little hot. They are really nice and crunchy in a salad. I think they are even better in a sandwich. Just spread whole wheat bread with mayonnaise, lettuce, sliced radishes and maybe even some avocado to provide what for me is a real treat.

Our tomato plants look very healthy and I hope we will soon be able to pick some tomatoes for salads very soon. Our plants are covered with blooms.

One thing that has just exploded the last few days is our winter squash. It is hard to believe how fast they are growing.

1 comment:

  1. Your garden looks great - thanks for sharing the photos and the stories - our family is going to try a garden, next year. Joanie