First I'd like to show you my "Squash House Lettuce Mix". We've had several harvests of lettuce so far. I wash and tear all the varieties I pick that day, throw in some Lemon Balm leaves and ohhh-la-la....what a wonderful salad this makes! Yesterday I also made croutons from day old sourdough boule, and herbs picked from my herb garden. Just remove the crust from the bread and cut bread in 3/4 inch chunks; chop up any variety of herbs (I used oregano, thyme, parsley and rosemary) and toss with a little olive oil and sea salt, then bake until just crisp at 350 degrees.
Check out the lettuce below - the arugula in front is nearly blotting out the landscape! Nasturtiums are beginning to flower - maybe next lettuce harvest we can add flowers to the salad mix! The carrots to the left are really coming along, and I've even planted another row of radishes as the first batch is nearly gone!
Beans and peas are coming along....tomatoes aren't far behind. Today is a beautiful day after rain the past two days, then more rain is predicted for the weekend. Yesterday I received an email from one of our fly fishing club members - he said it has rained 25 out of the past 30 days - the rivers and streams still aren't fishable!
Sunflowers are doing well...I've decided not to thin them - I want to see a huge patch of yellow shining back at us! Unfortunately, the eggplant, which you can see just in front are not going anywhere!
I hestitated whether or not to show you the pumpkins and squash - they've seen just a little more growth than last week, but are hanging in there!
Next post I'll show you all my Winter Wonderland pieced blocks together! I've finished them all - now it's just a matter of putting them on the design wall, sewing them together, then getting it quilted - woo-hoo!