Several readers asked, when I emerged from the mists last week, "How is the garden?"
And then a potential new reader -- a valued colleague and fellow CART provider and captioner from Florida (welcome Candice, everyone) -- seems to have noticed on Facebook that I might grow a few things. She'd like to try doing that, and asked for pictures and advice. Well, my climate is about as different from Florida's as can be, but still. I can definitely share some pics! (Holy crap! I love Typepad's new photo editing feature that I just discovered this minute!)
So after I finished CARTing my med school classes this morning, I went out to my "supermarket."
Yeah, I grow a few things.
Composting operation shown behind this grow bed full of chard, Romaine, and kale. More on the new addition to my composting operation in a future post. (like that teaser I casually threw in there?)
Tomatoes are taller than I am, again this year. They got off to a slow start because of the cold, wet WET WET spring we had, but they are as tall as trees now, and full of fruit, which has started to ripen faster than we can eat them. Some canning is in order, methinks. In my spare time, ya know.
Blueberries have been very prolific this year.
As have the pears.
I made a little lunctime harvest today, of broccoli, multi-colored carrots, tomatoes, several types of hot pepper, strawberries, basil, Romaine, green beans, zucchini, cucumber.
20 minutes later, the beans were steamed, the lettuce was washed, the tomatoes and cukes and basil and carrots were sliced, a dab of goat's cheese was added. I made a simple vinaigrette of lemon juice, olive oil, and the lavender honey I bought at the lavender farm I visited in Canada a few weeks ago, and I devoured it all.
And by 1:12 p.m., I am about to press "post," and get back to work.
20 minutes, from farm to plate. Not too bad.