Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring garden - veggies and herbs

More things happening in the garden...

Wild asparagus is at the top (great in frittatas) with a row baby calendula flowers planted from seed a few weeks ago

waiting to be planted in the summer vegetable patch: daterini tomatoes, eggplant, basil 

our first artichoke

radishes, newly planted from seed

the 2 year old sage bush is really thriving these days - we mostly use the leaves to clean our teeth and gums, but sometimes for flavoring soups and sauces

the wild rucola keeps coming back stronger than ever - very bitter but wonderful in salad dressed with oil and lemon juice

celery gets very little use in our house, but I like seeing it thrive next to the mint and parsley


  1. Your garden looks wonderful, I can only dream of a garden like that!

  2. Lovely photos. I appreciate Calendula's. Besides attracting beneficial insects, if you let them go to seed they are the gift that keeps on giving!

  3. Thank you Emma - I know I am lucky to have the space to plant so many things. It is really fun and makes you appreciate life's little miracles, especially fun to share with the little ones.

    Patricia, I can't wait to see those flowers bloom, and really hope they will do as you say!

  4. Nice to visit your blog again, and I'm so impressed your garden! I think my favorite corner is the eggplant, tomato, and basil...I could eat that combo everyday :)

  5. Looking very good and soon to be very tasty!

    So please enlighten me on daterini tomatoes....any connection to Pachino?


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