With all the rain we've had (over 3" in the past two weeks), things in the garden are growing in leaps and bounds!
So, tonight while I was thinking about what to make for supper, I decided to go to the garden and dig up a potato. These red potatoes were planted on March 14th...I haven't seen many blossoms, and the plants are still quite green, so I wasn't sure what I'd find. Here's what I found...
The potato skins are so thin yet, that when they're scrubbed, the red comes off. They tasted so good with browned butter poured over them! I pulled the beets too, and we'll have those tomorrow.
The radishes are also growing fast. They're so fun to just pop in your mouth for a quick snack.
I never planted Romaine lettuce before, so I wasn't sure when to harvest it. We used it tonight on our burgers...
And last but not least, this is what is growing the best of all...
We call it Pigweed. And. It's. A. Pain. In. The. Neck!
You can pull it out and hang it over the fence to dry, and six months later it will still sprout and grow! (That might be a little bit of an exaggeration, but not much!)
It's been too wet for me to rototill, and I'm afraid it's taking over my garden! My neighbor says that it's edible...I think her family from Italy ate it as a salad...but I'm not so sure I want to eat it! Has anyone else heard of this?
For now, I declare war on the Pigweed!