2 hours ago
June 18, 2012
I would like to give myself the award for World’s Worst Blogger. My computer crashed two weeks ago and I finally just got it back from being fixed. With that being said, I leave for Ohio tomorrow and will not be bringing my computer with me. I had big plans to have all sorts of blog posts pre-written before my vacation, but that did not happen. I wanted to give you a quick update on how my garden is growing before I took off to the Buckeye state. I promise I will be better once I get back!
While on my forced blog vacation I dodged a serious bullet. Colorado was ridden with tornadoes, flash flooding, and massive hails storms. Unfortunately, many of my gardening friends had their garden destroyed and are slowly in the process of rebuilding. The storms literally missed my home by one mile. It was a nail biting experience and I am so grateful that Mother Nature was kind to me. Here is a picture of my garden protected the best that I could…
With that behind me I have been able to really enjoy the garden and how much it has taken off. Take a peek….
I think that beet leaves are gorgeous and also very tasty! Don’t throw away your beet thinnings. Saute the greens up with some butter, garlic, salt, and pepper for a delicious side dish.
Remember my Backyard Potatoes post….well they are growing like crazy and I have to bury the plant every other day. I have my fingers crossed for a decent potato harvest. You can see potato plant below right before I covered it with some more compost and peat moss.
Mr. G and Big C begged me to put in a small pumpkin patch in the corner of my yard. They have dreams of Halloween Jack-O- Lanterns. Hopefully, I can make those dreams come true..
The back medicinal/perennial bed is growing. I can’t wait to see it in a couple of years.
I have more lettuce and radishes then I know what to do with. Luckily, my neighbors appreciate fresh greens.
Thanks for stopping by Throwback Road! Again, I am sorry for the lack of posting. I miss the blog world, but I have also been enjoying the extra time in my garden and with my boys. Time to get packing….Grandpa and Grandma await us in Ohio!