Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Gardening Club

It's been a while since I've posted for Gardening Monday and a lot has happened in the garden. Thanks to Aliceson at Feet Off The Table for starting this whole gardening extravaganza!

Before leaving for South Carolina, the Lizard King did all he could to make my life a little easier while he was gone. This is a self winding hose. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but it used water power from the water in the hose. I simply pull it out when I'm ready to water the garden and slide that yellow lever back when I am done. It is so awesome!!

My garden that was this has grown to this:

I love eating the food from my garden and I am still amazed that I actually grew food. I was certain this was going to be a gardening disaster. One of my favorite things is walking out to the garden in the morning and cutting chard for my breakfast.

That's the chard, to the left of the lettuce.

I saute' the chard in coconut oil (expeller pressed)...

and good butter.

Then plate it and top it with some Celtic sea salt and more good butter.

I scramble up some eggs with diced, roasted red pepper and shred some cheese on top...
so yummy!

What's happening in your garden?


Zayna said...

Sadly, nothing is happening in my garden other than cat naps. If it weren't for the fact that we were focused on moving (which we're not doing now - long story haven't blogged about it yet) I'd be bummed.

Your garden looks gorgeous. And isn't food you grew yourself the yummiest? :)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Your garden looks great. I want some of those eggs for sure.

Aliceson said...

That hose thing is awesome! We always have what seems like miles of hose lying out on the lawn, this seems like a good solution.

The chard looks so yummy.

Nice garden SL!

Banteringblonde said...

We got our first squash last week ... nothing yummier!