In the Garden...


The garden is coming along. 
I grew brocolini this year for the first time.  Boy, it comes up fast.


The garlic scapes are in too.  I think I've harvested 783..or 785 - I lost count.


Garlic scapes aren't just tasty, they're beautiful.  I could spend the day photographing them.

Ok, maybe I did spend the day shooting them.


Radish - the first up in my garden, and the first out of the garden to the table.


...enter the hunter.


The nice part about gardening..is sharing with friends.  Gift bag anyone!?

23 comments:

donna baker said...

I grew the broccoli rabe last year and it did great. Having never grown it before, I didn't know that it was slightly bitter. So, my recommendation is to par boil it first, then pour out the water and boil again. That takes the bitterness out. Maybe I waited too long to pick it. What do you do, or how do you cook the garlic scapes? That's a new one to me. I've always let them make heads.

red ticking said...

will you trade for vintage fabric? he he
i have to come visit... i know i will be in heaven xx

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Wow, so nice and green, you're such a good gardener! My own garden looks lush and green as well, but i have to confess, i didn't get around to plant things in the vegetable patch we digged. Your blog is lovely - will visit more often :)

Cláudia Murakami said...

Wow, Heather, the images are something!!! Fresh, if I can say that! You have done a great job in your garden and I feel like showing up for a salad any time...ops, forgot it's a long way from here!!! Brazilian kisses, Bela.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I have never grown garlic scapes...they do look beautiful.
Your garden is bountiful, mine is much slower...we need more sunshine.
It's fun growing veggies and harvesting is the best!

Ana Degenaar said...

I love gardening and those garden pictures are lovely! wish I could sign up for a gift bag but we are miles away.
xo

Barbara said...

Well darn. I wish I was a neighbor and in line to get one of your gift sacks!
The garlic scapes are truly a work of art. No wonder you wanted to spend so much time photographing them.

the polished pebble said...

I am also an avid gardener and have never seen garlic scapes. I have harvested green garlic to saute like an onion but yours look entirely different. So pretty too! Thanks Heather for the inspiration and a new veggie to try....if I can find it.

~kelley

Southern Lady said...

Every thing looks yummy! Don't you just love fresh food from the garden? Carla

Alicia said...

Gift bag... how about a crate.. man if you could ship it I'd give you my card # in a heartbeat!!!
By the way I lived on the fringe of the Amish/ Menonite farms in Maryland & they kept the hunters away with dried blood. Works like a charm. In my fertile soil Midwest days it never failed to keep my crops bunny/squirrel free. My neighbor laughed at me first season after I moved in but soon...was begging for my source.
Enjoy all your marvelous veggies!!!

Lady Grey said...

your garden is incredible!!! I love garlic scapes!

Colleen said...

....Beautiful pictures of yummy food!.

koralee said...

I love your world. xoxo

soulflower said...

yes...what do you do with garlic scapes?

Neil and Susan Brown said...

What a lovely garden! Its so nice to see someone else is organic as well. We love eating fresh from our garden. There is nothing like it! Wonderful blog!! Susan :)

Missing Goat said...

Hello all - garlic scapes are the tall flower that grows up the middle of a planted garlic clove. I harvest them and they taste just like garlic. They can be used in any dish that you would use garlic in. They are much milder in taste - unless you bite one raw - then yowsa, very stong.

Pinecone Camp said...

those garlic scapes were delicious! thanks for sharing some H. Latitude thanks you.

Razmataz said...

I had never heard of a garlic scape until I read this. The same day I went to a friends for lunch and she had just recieved her box of farm goodies (part of a country to city initiative) and there on the top were garlic scapes. I did bite one, and you are right...they have a punch. An they are gorgeous to look at.

Madelief said...

Hi,

Just found your blog through Jane from Small but Charming. It looks great! Love your garden! I have a part vegetable, part flower garden as well, but not as pretty as yours. Did not know you could eat the garlic scapes as well. Where do you use them for/how do you prepare them?

Lieve groet, Madelief

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous picture tour of your garden!

Rosie said...

Ahhh your garden is looking quite luscious...how fun to go out and pick a little here, and a little there...We are so consumed with the creek and pond, that I knew I wouldn't have time this year ...thankful for the amazing farmers market every Saturday...have a great week...Rosie

c and d said...

visiting your blog always makes me breathe a little deeper and that's a good thing...hope to have a visit soon.

kate / tinywarbler said...

those radishes look so good!!! i love them. i also want to try garlic scapes this year (eating them not growing them, not ready for the garden yet..)