5/17/13

Tender Greens

There are two sides to every story. In the following story there is good news and bad news.
First, the good news:
This beautiful bunch of greens was just collected from my raised garden bed a short while ago. As I write this story I have already eaten a salad without salad dressing and enjoyed the incredible flavors of the following tender greens...
Radish 
Bachoy 
Beets
Kale
With....
Tender Garlic Snipes
Sweet sliced onions
Green onions



The first salad from the garden is something I look forward to after a long winter in North Idaho. The flavor is incredibly intense compared to what is shipped in from somewhere else. I am thankful food is shipped in from somewhere in the winter, but also thankful to have the health and strength to garden again after a long year of health issues last year. 

Now that the weather is warmer and we have more sunlight I thought it was time to get the window sill ready to grow sprouts and micro greens. So I was carrying these boxes from the back steps to a table when something happened....

The bad news:


As I was carrying these boxes and I tripped on a chair leg, I think, because it all happened so fast, and down I went with the boxes flying and landing on and around me. The concrete and I are not friends! I have a few good welts, scrapes and bruises that flared up instantly, and I can feel the jar to my spine. 
The boxes are for Micro Greens that I like to grow inside for salads. I just add a good potting soil to the individual cups, add seeds and let them grow a few inches high and snip above the dirt line. The cups can then be re-seeded. It is a good supplemental green source in the summer time for a short while, and leaves room for the cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, and several sorts of tomato plants I have hardening off right now. 

Hope you are enjoying the dirt in your backyard this season. Stay safe. :)




  

4 comments:

Conny said...

oh my goodness, Monika! glad you are somewhat ok!
AND good news too: there is a blog post from you! YEH!

Domestically Inclined said...

Thanks so much Conny! Yes I was good enough to rake more rock today. The brain is working better now after the two surgeries last year. Brain fog really kept me from focusing. The thyroid was the culprit. Coming over to check in at your blog. Hugs!

Latrecia said...

So glad you're doing OK! Thanks for sharing as the salad looks delicious!

Domestically Inclined said...

Thank you so much Latrecia!

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