We are slowly getting to that time of the summer where all of our hard work in the garden is paying off.
(I decided to weed the garden again on Sunday and now it's blog presentable once again).
Exhibit 1: Radishes!
Exhibit 2: French Breakfast Radishes!
You haven't lived until you've tasted radishes fresh from the garden. They are nothing like bland, store-bought radishes. They're super crispy and extra spicy and so delicious. I like to eat them like potato chips.
Our plants are starting to properly trellis...
pole beans (may need to bring out taller trellis poles for these)
cucumbers (on an upside-down tomato cage secured at the top with twine)
Zucchini (I'm afraid that we planted the non-trailing zucchini and squash varieties, so perhaps the right side of the squash trellis won't be used this summer).
All of the plants that we started by seed are popping up, too. We did
lose some leeks and green onions, but for the most part, everything is
beets, parsnips, turnips, onions, carrots and purple carrots
The swiss chard, kale and okra are coming along nicely as well (I accidentally weeded 2 swiss chard plants that I need to replace soon). I've never eaten okra before...I'm accepting any great suggestions for okra dishes if you care to share!
And I finally cut into my row of precious basil...
...and turned it into fresh pesto for this delicious pizza we grilled:
topped with pesto, pine nuts, tomatoes, red onions, broccoli, mushrooms and roasted garlic. (Next time we'll make sure that the bottom doesn't char! oops!)
As you can probably tell, it's been a great week in the garden! The garden and I are back on good terms after last week's depressing post. :)