- Gardening Grief Delayed Another Night- Last night I detected bitterness in our salad. Tonight, Kev nibbled greens as he harvested them and all the lettuce (our beautiful lettuce) seemed “sour” in his words “bitter” in mine. I proposed that we put strawberries that we picked up at the farmer’s market on friday on the greens and come up with some sort of a sweet dressing to see if that would help. I found a recipe on-line for an almond-agave yogurt based dressing and we gave it a try. And the sweetness offset the bitterness just right. So, we got at least two more salads out of the garden. And maybe… over the next few nights we can get a few more. We definitely got our money’s worth out of the lettuce seeds we’ve planted and we’ve learned a few things too! As it hit nearly (if not exactly) 90 today, and our lettuce isn’t very shaded, there isn’t much we could have done to stretch it out longer. We’ll definitely plant and harvest sooner next year, and harvest more abundantly to share the bounty. But for our first harvest in our first garden, we’re pleased. And what I LOVE tonight is our creative problem solving that gave us one more night (and maybe more) of enjoyment out of that harvest.
- Weeding at Dusk Among Neighbors and Fireflies- So satisfying. In so many ways. Love it.