If you have been reading my blog for over a year then you would remember that I have a garden. Last year was the first year that I had a full edible garden with all the fixings…it was great. The growing beauties in my garden made for amazing local produce in my cooking classes and supplied greens for my morning green juices everyday (all the way until December – can you believe it!). But this year my garden is going to be bigger and better (literally)! I am so excited that I want to share this experience with you – from it’s very early sprouting stages…right now – all they way until its full growth! So right now I have all kinds of goodies germinating and starting to grow – along with a barrier or garlic to protect my little green babies from rabbits, squirrels etc… at least that is what the gardener said – let’s hope it works. I am going to have a full yield most likely starting the end of April – so if you are lucky enough to be attending one of my DELICIOUS COOKING CLASSES this spring and summer- you will have the honour of tasting veggies right from the source! Planted and sprouting so far is radishes, arugula, Swiss chard, parsley, kale, collards, carrots and at least 3 different kinds of lettuce. There is more, I know there is! Of course there is also more to be planted at different stages throughout the season…looking forward to that!
I also have a compost system going in place, so that all the goodies from my organic waste in my kitchen can be recycled right back into the earth as it makes new soil for growing seasons to come. Very exciting!
I can’t emphasize how exciting it is to see growth in my backyard! To be able to harvest and use greens and veggies right away – there is no comparison! I wish I had the knowledge of how to do this myself but luckily I am getting some help. That way hopefully at some point, I will have an understanding of how to do it myself…but for now – I love having the help and the education and I will just need to stick to what I do best – using the veggies from my garden in delicious and nutritious recipes!
April 12th/2010 – Stage 1
Little sprouts of arugula and parsley starting in a mini greenhouse!
Arugula, garlic shoots, and chard starting to pop up
Newest addition to the garden – for more yield to maximize sunlight!
Most herbs will be here, basil, dill, rosemary, thyme
JUNE 2010 UPDATE ON MY GARDEN!!!
Look whats growing….so exciting!
All my herbs and extra lettuce!
New Garden Bed with Lettuce, Cucumber, Kale, Chard, Peas and Stevia
The Main Garden – Zucchini, Lettuces, Kale, Chard, Beets, Cabbage Leaves
I LOVE Golden Beets!
Please let me know if you have a garden or compost!
What are you growing?
What do you love to make, cook, prepare with your organic veggies?
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