Thursday, May 29, 2014

Scenes from the Porch

....the back screened-in porch that is.

We've been having such amazing weather lately and it's nice to be out here enjoying it with some shade. We especially enjoy eating meals and entertaining out here- it's the perfect party spot.

This green onion is about to bloom- it was so pretty and sculptural that my husband placed it in some water as a centerpiece.

This half of a KY bourbon barrel is planted with ferns and moss native to our property....

.....and garlic dries and cures on the potting bench.

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your summer. My two little cutie pies sure are keeping me busy. I hope to post with some updated pictures soon :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spring Greens

Our garden is brimming with spring greens!!!


romaine lettuce

Greens are usually the first thing we get to harvest and enjoy from the garden at springtime, and currently we are enjoying arugula, romaine lettuce, baby kale and collards, and spinach. Yum!

Most greens you can sow directly into the ground in the early spring, although there are times in the past we have started things like kale and collards and then transplanted.


the onions (and garlic in another bed) are almost ready

Once all of these greens are harvested or stop growing we will reseed and do some succession planting for multiple harvests during the growing season.


We like to eat greens as salads, or cooked in eggs, soups and stews, on pizzas, or simply sauteed by themselves. In the basket below we have all the fixings for a salad with our pizza for dinner: romaine lettuce, baby kale, and a white radish. All homegrown in our garden! 

How do you like your greens best?

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