Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Daughter's Garden Salad

I had a harvest Tuesday that was almost better than the total of all last week. I collected another bowl of beans and a good number of peas. My daughter is in day camp so she is not keeping up with the ripening peas. I decided to pull most all of the beets realizing that I planted them too late and they were not going to get much bigger. Can you plant a fall crop of beets and should I be starting now? I picked a few more Sungold tomatoes and I can tell that they are going to be coming in fast and furious. Another Ichiban Eggplant and two cucumbers. And finally some peppers, basil and parsley.

All of this is quite impressive since on Monday there didn't seem to be anything to pick. If I continue like this every other day, I am going to need a few more kids and at the very least, a husband that is in town to consume it all.

But the real news is that, today, my 11 year old daughter made dinner which included a salad that was completely from the garden. This is not so unusual for July but it is June. Of course, depending on what you put in the salad, I could consider that I had one back in May when all my lettuce was coming in but I never have just a lettuce salad. So tonight's salad was a combination of: beets, cucumbers, onions, green beans, and parsley. I am not to sure if I am more tickled by a total garden salad or that my daughter made it. She ate it also.
The finished product!


On another note, there was a lot of butterfly, bee action in the garden today. Cone flowers and Cosmos in June!



  1. My fall beets are always better than my spring beets.

    The salad looks and sounds delicious!

  2. Your salad looks good! We made a salad today too, but I think yours is better looking. http://nycgardening.blogspot.com/2010/06/starting-to-feel-like-bunny-rabbit.html

  3. Great looking salad! We have had a vegetable soup this week; also all ingredients came from the garden: carrots, chard, kale, parsley, onions...
    It feels so rewarding when you make a meal with garden produce only.

  4. Isn't it nice when your child cooks dinner for you? It's the best thing we can do for our child by raising them with fresh, healthy home made food. My son went through a junk food eating period when he was a teenager. Needless to say, as an adult, he cooks everything from scratch and feeds my grandson very healthy food.

  5. Such a lovely salad from your daughter, anything straight from the garden is thousand times better than store variety.

    Great pictures, it's so cool you can get a picture of the bee and butterfly together on the cone flower.