My favorite way of measuring the progress of the vegetable garden this time of year is by making a salad for lunch every day and noting how many ingredients come directly from the garden. Just a week ago, it was three. Today, it is a total of eight.
Asparagus production is now in “full on” mode. My small patch is pushing up 5 or 6 spears a day. Yesterday morning, I picked a large bowl of greens that included “Red Kitten” spinach, a few leaves of Tuscan Kale, some Red Winter Kale, some “Black Seeded Simpson” lettuce and two small heads of “Little Gem” romaine.
This morning, I added “French Breakfast” radishes and their tops to the mix. Pure rock-n-roll! This is why I garden. Fresh, nutritious food, as fresh as it gets. We have a saying here at Greg’s Garden Party; “Nobody eats better than us.”
All the best,