Jamey and I have been eating large salads of lettuce and spinach topped with hard boiled eggs with lunch and dinner every day. If you find yourself enjoying greens right now, too, you might want to check out these two salad dressing recipes we use- they both use honey in place of sugar and are outstanding. And, here, you'll find two more dressing recipes and and a recipe for lettuce and egg salad (which does not contain egg salad).
In addition, every other day, we pick and eat (swoon) as much asparagus as has grown in that time. We are currently getting about 7-10 spears each. Sam and Sadie get a few each, too, but we don't waste any on Miriam. She refuses to eat anything green. And, yes, we're sure she's our child.
Jamey fell so hard after eating our first asparagus of the year and he promptly went out the next day and bought 50 more asparagus roots and planted them squarely in the garden. Our established crowns are along a fence and while there is adequate light and space, they aren't producing as we'd like. Some of the crowns have died off and even though we've planted additional ones each year we've been here (because we want more, More, MORE), we still don't have enough. Fifty should fix things. We're thrilled that some of them are coming up already. Aren't they cute?
Here are a few other pictures of green things showing themselves right now in the garden...
Our new strawberry bed. We planted new plants last year because our old bed aged out.
Garden (English) peas.
Onions (with a smattering of strawberries- this is where the old strawberry bed was).
Lettuce and spinach just coming up in one of our new, larger cold frames.
And more lettuce.
Well, they're not green but they were very interested (as always) in what I was doing.
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