Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Harvest Monday - Late Again!

 So one day last week I harvested from my herb bed in the perennial garden (clockwise from top) chives, savory, and oregano.  The chives were a garnish on top of a dollop of sour cream on top of asparagus soup.  Look for the recipe on Thursday!  The oregano went into an alfredo sauce of my making for ravioli.
 Sunday was stir fry night so I thinned some baby bok choy,
 and some tatsoi to add to the stir fry.
I also got this harvest of spinach for another quick stir fry of spinach with ginger and garlic.  Delicious.
The weather here is so tempting to plant out the tomatoes but I know its too soon especially since they haven't been hardened off.  This afternoon I transplanted them and four pepper plants into bigger peat pots. They barely fit under the grow light now.

See other harvests at host Daphne's Dandelions.

8 comments:

Jenny said...

What spinach variety are you using? Mine is tiny and not growing well at all so I want to try something new.

Marcia said...

Jenny - that spinach was planted last fall that's why it's so big. I believe it was Bloomsdale. This spring I planted Harmony Hybrid from Burpee and its' not at the size to pick quite yet. Soon though.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

That all looks so good. I love the spinach. I have so enjoyed my rosemary and thyme in the kitchen window. It is so easy to add to dishes. It looks like your garden is doing great.

Debbie said...

Your harvest looks good, I cant wait for it to warm a bit here so I can plant more of my seedlings out doors!

Mary Hysong said...

I love having fresh herbs to cook with, especially unusual ones like Society Garlic blossoms in salad or some of the off beat mints and thymes.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

YUM---the fresh veggies look delicious... There's just nothing better than veggies from the garden...

Thanks for making me hungry!!!!! ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Amber said...

Hi....I'm in MD too! I felt the same way about my tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant this weekend. It was so nice. Funny... I am (as my husband calls me) at "retired teacher" as well. At home with the kids until they go to school :) Hopefully just part time after that! I will be sure to look back at how your garden is growing!

HolleyGarden said...

That spinach looks great! Spinach is definitely going on my fall garden list. Yum!

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