Thursday, September 20, 2007

A garden grows

If this was colonial times this garden would not sustain us through the day must less the winter. However, that was not the point. We wanted a way for the sou chef to understand the connection between the food she eats and where it comes from. She loves cucumber and tomato salads so planting cukes and tomatoes is an obvious choice. As an added bonus we planted some basil and black eyed peas. The basil we think got eaten by one of the many bunnies and animals that run around the yard here in the 'burbs.

black eye peas - still small but growing

the only cucumber that grew

a few good looking tomatoes

About two weeks later we went out and the sou chef picked the tomatoes and cucumber. The salad was rated as 'very yummy'. Based upon the success of the garden we are gonna to expand it next year.

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1 comment:

T.W. Barritt said...

A great learning experience! I really wish I were able to keep a garden. Nothing like fresh vegetables.