Thursday, April 4, 2013
We Planted Some Seeds
Last weekend was so warm and dry, I moved up my planting date by one week. On Saturday, the two kids and I prepped the garden area with a fresh sprinkling of fertilizer and a good cover of compost. With the two little helpers, I planted three square feet of loose leaf lettuce, 6 square cages worth of peas (shelling and snow), and three short rows of Swiss chard. Our Easter lunch was our "impossible" gluten free quiche with ham, a bunch of freshly picked Swiss chard and two asparagus spears, right from our garden.
Last night was pretty exciting around here. We found 5 asparagus spears ready to harvest. One for each of us! OK, so we made baby share his. I sauteed the spears in peanut oil with a bit of salt, then added a sprinkle of brown sugar and cooked them until nice and caramelized. The candied asparagus went over well with kids and adults alike. The asparagus was a side to our basil pesto pasta with chicken, peas and broccoli. The pesto was from the frozen basil cubes husband and I made last summer.
We will wait a while before planting any of the summer vegetables, but we do hope to see some lettuce or peas popping up soon. There are several more asparagus spears growing out there. I think I will start a tally to record exactly how much asparagus we can get this year. Nine so far!