Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekly Menu 2/29 - 4/3 and Garden Update

Things continue to move fast on the garden front this spring.
New Smaller Raised Beds
Matt finished changing our two 4'x8' raised beds into four 4'x4' beds. These should be much easier to harvest. All he has left to do is put rocks in the last walkway, this keeps them from getting muddy. Its hard to believe we'll be planting our peas outside this week! Actually, its been quite a warm spring, Matt had planned on building a cold frame for lettuce & spinach but we don't need it this year. (If you are wondering about the trash can, that is actually our homemade compost bin. We started it last year & had some beautiful black compost to work into the beds this year.)
Indoors the broccoli & jalapenos are both getting their second leaves.
Tomatos & Peppers
Seeds have been started for carnival peppers & three types of tomatoes. Other than brussels sprouts this is the last of the seedling we'll be starting inside as everything else will start from seed outside.
Oh, & check out how well the garlic is doing!

On to Menu Planning Monday...

Homemade Polish Sausage

Chickpeas with Broccoli Rabe and Bacon

Salmon with Roasted Lemon

Moroccan Chicken

Friday - I'm betting we'll eat out

Saturday - we'll have City Ham at my sister's

I made Senate Bean Soup with our ham bone for lunches

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Lo said...

I'm cheering for that garlic! Looks great for this point in the season. As do those raised beds.

So glad it's spring. Nice to have gardening as a pleasant diversion!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Ahhhh! How I miss having a garden! My heart fills with excitement seeing the emergence of so much potential from those baby green leaves.

Thistlemoon said...

Awesome start to your garden! We are doing raised beds this year too! Matt did a great job!

Lori said...

I wonder if it is too late to plant garlic. I think I should put some out. I went looking for some organic garlic to plant last week and could not find any.

I love your garden beds. Are these the only places you plant or do you have other beds?

kat said...

Lori - Garlic has to be planted in the fall to harvest in mid-summer. You can just use cloves from the grocery store if they haven't been treated to prevent sprouting.
We have these beds & a small herb & garlic garden. We are thinking of putting in two more beds on the other side of the house too but haven't made them yet.

PG said...

I need to figure out how much to enlarge my garden. It'll be my first honest attempt at gardening.

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