Monday, February 4, 2013

Fresh From The Garden

Week in and week out, I’ve tormented regaled you with tales of my struggles to grow a vegetable garden in the desert. It’s so nice that you’ve refrained from asking me why I bother with gardening at all.

In return for your patience, today I offer good news: proof that occasionally I DO successfully grow food!

In the past week, I’ve harvested:

 A pound of snow peas.
SO delicious, raw or cooked

A small bunch of carrots.
Cosmic Purple, Scarlet Nantes

A sample of the different colors of beets.
Detroit (green leaf, red root) Bull's Blood (read leaf, red root),
Chiogga (White stalk, pink root), Golden (yellow stalk, yellow root)

And some broccoli florets.

Removing the center flower is supposed to encourage the side flowers to grow larger.
If you click to enlarge this photo, you can see the tiny florets
along the sides of the main stalk.

We still have a lot more vegetables coming, as long as we don’t have a flood, a drought, a freeze, or a heat wave in the next two months.
That’s not too much to ask, is it?


  1. Fantastic!!! I love the looks of those carrots! I don't know what it is, but I need to get my game on with broccoli... Can I add to the list, the dreadful dusty winds that make a mess of it all, too!!! LOL! Too much to ask? I think NOT!!! LOL

    Hugs (where there is back breaking will, there is a back breaking way.. to garden in the desert...)

    1. Yeah I should have added dust, winds, bugs, dogs, squirrels, birds, cats, and, what a coincidence you should mention it, sore backs. :)
      Now I think it really IS too much to ask to avoid all that!

    2. ooh!!! Forgot about the animal kingdom! hahaha!

  2. Looks so delicious! How I long for summer and our farmers market! We are covered in snow! Enjoy!

  3. What lovely fruits of your desert labor! You're so kind to share the pics - they're like a breath of fresh air in the middle of winter.