Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Garden

My garden has certainly come a long way from just a month ago when I first posted pictures of it. I'm doing my best to keep weeds out, but I've not been very successful at keeping the bugs out. So far everything seems to be fairing well despite the extra residents. 

I've used spinach in a few recipes and it was a lot more bitter than the store-bought kind-but also a lot cheaper and more convenient! I made this swiss chard recipe for dinner the other night and it was so good! Fifteen-minute old chard is worlds better than week-old (or longer) chard you buy at the store. I'm hoping to start throwing these greens in smoothies and eat them for breakfast (Shhh...don't tell Ben!)


Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts
Spinach (left) and Lettuce (right)
Swiss Chard in front. I'm pretty sure I planted chard in the back too (red leaves), but it looks very un-chard-like. I'm still investigating this plant.


  1. Beautiful! A ripe banana can mask the most bitter of greens--it's the only consistent way my boy eats them.

    That could be rainbox chard in the back but it kinda looks like red bib lettuce.

  2. Your garden looks awesome! I think I need to ask your advice - I want to start a vegetable garden too, but I have never grew vegetables before, and I have no clue where to start and what to plant when. Do you have any books or online resources to recommend?