Monday, July 23, 2012

Garden Goodness

This is my third summer of gardening and things are starting to look good.  I continue to learn something new each year and I'm hoping that next year it will finally sink in with me that more is not always better when planting from seed.... I keep throwing in a couple of extra seeds when it only calls for one and then my plants get crowded out and don't grow to maturity like they should. 
I planted everything from seed with the exception of these gorgeous cabbages and the butternut squash.  I had initially planted the squash from seed, but after they started coming up it looked like a critter made a meal of them, so I had to buy some starts.
My beautiful snap peas... delicious right off the vine.

This is the first year that I planted Snow Peas.  I did so because I love them in salads.

I've planted radishes every year, but this is the first year that they've really grown to full size.  This is one crop that the seeds look so tiny that I always think that throwing a few extra seeds in will help... well, it doesn't.  It just crowds them and makes it so they won't grow to full size.  Luke and I were so pleased with these beauties!

I found this recipe on the Williams-Sonoma website and it was really yummy.  It was so rewarding to make a complete salad from home grown ingedients.  The dressing was really light and fresh.  I will definitely be making this Snow Pea and Radish Salad again.


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