Cucumber Bites with Lemon Dill Ricotta

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If you live in the Southeast and aren’t doing any gardening this summer, you’re really missing out! We’ve had afternoon rain showers almost daily, which have kept my vegetable garden quite happy. I planted my garden late this year because we had our garden boxes rebuilt and more organic soil brought in, delaying everything. But for whatever reason, the plants love the new soil and the weeds don’t. I’m so happy! Continue reading

Spring Garden

I’m pleased to announce that my spring/summer garden has been planted!

Last year was the first summer at our new house, which came with six raised beds in our side yard. I was so excited about finally living the dream and having my own vegetable garden that I went a little overboard. I planted several tomato plants, various peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, herbs, red cabbage, wildflowers, leeks, and watermelons. The watermelons didn’t survive the cold weather the first week we planted them, but after a few weeks, everything else in the garden exploded. The tomato plants got so big, the tomatoes weighed down the wire towers and bent them, knocking some of them down. The squash and zucchini plants were so enormous, their leaves overshadowed the poor pepper plants. Continue reading

Fall Gardening

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When David and I bought our house in the fall of 2013, I was ecstatic to find that the previous owners had built six raised beds in the back yard. I immediately researched composting and asked for a composting barrel for Christmas. That following summer I enjoyed three different types of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and various herbs.

My summer plants have since gone by the wayside, leaving room for winter greens (woohoo!). In September, David and I went to the farmer’s market and bought some transplants for the garden. Now, nearly two months later, I can finally go out to my garden to get some fresh kale for my morning smoothie or green juice.

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