Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Growing Growing Growing

   The greenhouse is bursting with beautiful life. Tomatoes and peppers are shooting toward the light; strong stems support the little canopy of leaves. Each day they seem bigger and stronger as they prepare for life in the big garden plot.

  Our seeds and soil seem to be getting along well together; every seed we planted this year sprouted right up! Tomatoes, both red and yellow..large and little, came up in abundance. Pepper sprouts of the sweet and the heat variety are thriving nicely. The abundance of overflow will be available for you local friends soon!

   Then there are the herbs; delightfully aromatic..both savory and sweet. Some are ready for planting out this week, and some are just peeking through the soil. It's always such a blessing to gather snippettes of tastiness to flavor our daily dishes.

   Then of course, there is harvesting from the fields; cabbage and kale, chard and broccoli..tasty onions and leafy lettuces. Our farm boy brought us a beautiful crunchy head of cabbage for dinner tonight..I think some Asian Slaw is on the menu!

Asian Slaw

The Dressing
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
 Toss this well and add to shredded fresh cabbage. Add shredded carrot and apple, if desired. Finish this off with a hand full of slivered almonds and a spoonful of flax seed. Enjoy!


Clint Baker said...

Impressive! You all are coming right along! May God Bless you with an abundance of harvest!

Barbara said...

You garden is wonderful, we still have greens and cabbage too, have picked our broccoli and caulaflower, where do you get your seeds?

Simply Scaife Family said...

My seeds come from the local feed coop (Producer's in Bryan) or from Southern Seed Exchange (online resource). I try to be careful to purchase seeds specific for my region, yet heirloom and open pollinated (as much as possible).

momto8 said...

lucky you!! i can't wait for spring..gardening makes me happy! wow..that cabbage looks beautiful! as fresh as it gets..enjoy that yummy slaw..