Originally uploaded by jmilikow
Here's a photo of Yoav holding the chard he harvested. He loves pruning and harvesting ;) And watering - he's very gentle about moving back the leaves a bit to water on the roots.
It was amazing today with the chard - first we got two leaves and stems and cooked them (sauteed in olive oil and garlic powder and salt). At first, I thought Yoav didn't like it, but he ate it all and then said he wanted more!! Then we went out and got four more pieces and he ate all that too! I have some Fordhook Giant Chard seeds I'm going to plant tomorrow. It's supposed to be very hardy and tasty too!
I found lots of great info about growing chard here.
The other day, Jackie and Phoenix came over and we ate bread with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. The basil was from our garden and was so delicious, you really only had to smell it to enjoy it! I can't wait until we get our own tomatoes - then it will really be amazing!
I'm loving the garden. The only thing I don't like is that I want more! I wish I could have a few more boxes, some fruit trees, etc. I'm also trying to figure out what kid activity to put outside. I'm leaning toward a sandbox, but most playsand has crystalline silica, which is, of course, carcinogenic and the safe sand is $60 per 50 lb bag! I found some through Oregon Decorative Rock that is much less, so maybe I'll do that. Still trying to convince Jeremy...