Thursday, June 5, 2008

Garden Salad

Verne built a few raised bed gardens earlier this spring. Last year we had such a drought, and it was terribly hard to keep up with watering. His labors have proved successful!

I picked some spinach, radishes,


and some leaf lettuce.


The lettuce and spinach got a thorough rinsing and soaking in icy-cold water.
And we enjoyed a delicious accompaniment to our main dish!

21 comments:

His Girl said...

if I had a nickel for every time I commented with :you are so much cooler than i: I would be rich because of posts like these. i think you should have a domestic boot camp for clowns like me who are cool like you at heart!

randi---i have to say said...

Wow! That is a ton of greens that you have growing! Eat up and enjoy!

Kittee said...

Oh my goodness...that green is so beautiful. It's past 10, I should not be hungry but those lettuce greens look soo good!

What a lovely garden!

-Kittee

Karen said...

oh man that looks so good! Much better than what you see in the stores. And healthier.

Rebecca said...

Some people don't think so, but I think homegrown veggies are just downright beautiful! HOpefully, this will be my LAST year not having a garden...

Becky said...

Oh my goodness that is one good looking bed. This is our first garden in many years and in a new location with woods all over, so we were small to start. I'll expand this fall for sure. I grew my lettuce in pots. It did great, but I would have like a whole lot more.

Rachel said...

I am not a huge salad fan. But recently I have been wondering that if it were garden grown, perhaps I would like it much better. So is homegrown lettuce vs. store bought comparable to the diffence between say homegrown vs. store bought tomatoes?

Tracy said...

Rachel,
I'd definitely say that that's a good comparison. We love the homegrown lettuce.

Kelley said...

Wow! Tracy what a gorgeous bunch of salad fixins...
Looks like Verne was very successful!
I want to try and do some raised beds next year!
Enjoy all the wonderful salads that you will be eating ! Ü

Cyndy said...

Your whole garden looks like one lovely, lush, green salad!

Momala said...

What a great garden! I am thinking of planting a garden next year, but I have a "brown thumb" and I don't know if i could keep anything alive! Is is hard growing lettuce?

Justinabalina said...

Wow! I wish that I could grow anything!!! That is wonderful. You have such a nice blog. It is very inspiring:D

Tracy said...

Mindy Sue,
Lettuce and spinach are not difficult to grow, and like cooler weather. Based upon your geography, these might be the crops for you!

Beck said...

LOOK AT YOUR LETTUCE! WOW!

lady jane said...

Gorgeous salad greens! Wow!

I'm assuming you have *no* problem with snails...?

E-Fran said...

Wow, what a nice bunch of greens! It's such a good feeling to be able to eat and cook from your own garden. :) I love growing herbs.

Cherish the Home said...

Your salad looked delicious and it looks like your garden is growing very well! (o:

Daughter of the King said...

What a beautiful garden and salad....so fresh and not greehouse tasting....so do you mail? You know, shipping in dry ice etc....ahhh...probably not, huh...
:-)
Deby

Heartathome said...

Fantastic!!!

Mrs. Amy Brigham said...

What a lovely garden! I am a bit "green" with envy over your splendid assortment of greens :D

Terri said...

Wow! Look at all those greens. I'm officially jealous of your garden. LOL!