Friday, May 2, 2014

Veggie Love

I know what you people really come to this blog for.  You pretend it's out of intellectual curiosity, a thirst for knowledge, and answers to life's biggest questions.

Yeah, right.

I know you really drop by out of a lurid desire to see the lush colors and lascivious curves and folds of vegetation that I occasionally post.

Well, it's that time again.  My box of local organic produce arrived today.  Let's stick our snouts in the box and see what we got.



Oh yeah, baby!  Yeah!


This week's selection included spinach, radishes, black kale, celery, Romaine lettuce, rainbow carrots, purple onions, Pixie tangerines, Eureka lemons, and Hass avocados.


Oh!  And speaking of veggies!
Remember this picture of our new garden I posted on April 8?


Here it is today!


The recent winds and heat have not done the strawberries any good, but I am hoping they survive.

As many of you predicted, the squash is trying to take over the box.  

Ah well, I am so proud and happy with my first attempt at gardening.

Hope you have happy days!


16 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your garden is really growing!

Daisy said...

The veggies look yummy, and your garden is doing great! Have a great weekend, Betty!

Leah J. Utas said...

I have produce envy.

Cranberry Morning said...

Gorgeous box of veggies and garden! Ours might look like that if we didn't live in the Arctic Circle! ;-)

Alison said...

Hey, I was just thinking of you a few minutes ago, as I proudly inspected my new planter box. When I was researching how to build it, I read several times that you can plant more densely in a raised bed than straight in the ground. So maybe it's not as overcrowded as I thought...but yeah, that squash looks like a garden bully, doesn't it?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm going to plant my cucumbers next week. I love fresh radishes but haven't planted any for years.

jenny_o said...

Sigh...

That is all :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my gosh, those radishes are soooo sexy!

Your box of goodies looks delicious. And yep, you will probably have enough squash to feed the entire neighborhood. LOL!

Madi and Mom said...

BB you have a green thumb! Bravo...we bought our first local strawberries today.....huge and so sweet
Hugs
Cecilia

Olga Hebert said...

Impressive garden. We do not plant until Memorial Day around here. Even then wi have had frosts.

Ami said...

That's why they call it squash... it squashes everything. We had a yellow crookneck squash a few years ago that took up about half the back yard. It was allowed to grow unchecked, as we no longer have a dog. We did eat quite a bit of squash that year, though. :)

Our local farmer's market opens next weekend. I can't wait. Although I usually go there to buy soap. :)

Slamdunk said...

Haha--I hope you enjoy your box of treasures. And, I am looking forward to your backyard harvest, Betty.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What fun! I shall be back!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Pat Tillett said...

It looks like you might have a green thumb!
Don't get me wrong now, I love vegetables, but a little part of me still remembers that my mother used to boil all vegetables. Boil, boil and then boil some more.

dkzody said...

Your garden looks wonderful. Good for you. I am horticulturally challenged. My seeds did not all sprout, and those that did have struggled to survive. However, the cardinal vine is doing well and I have three flowers as of this morning.

Baby Sister said...

Yay for fresh veggies!! Your garden looks good. And yes, squash type plants are pretty crazy with how they take over.