Wednesday, June 3, 2009

First Harvest!

At the garden a few days ago, the spinach caught my eye. "Getting big", I thought. But my mind was focused on a 'to do' list, and I moved on to another task, forgetting about the spinach.

Last night I checked again, this time a little more closely. I'm glad I did because there was enough spinach ready for me to harvest a basket!

Our first official harvest from the garden amounts to just a little over 5 ounces! That's worth like at least $5 dollars at the farmer's market. I'm so darn proud.

Now I know that some of you old pros are used to this sort of thing, but garden neophyte that I am, this is super exciting for me! The ADGMD and I did a little dance and shared a ceremonial leaf together.

And just 'cause, here's a picture of the cherry tree and back corner of our garden. (You can just make out the basket of nettles I harvested for the seed.) I'm hoping to naturalize this space and add some native, wild plants to this shady area. (Ottawa Native Plant sale)

Yes those are scarves hanging in the tree. And yes, that kinda does make me a bit of a hippie. You wanna make somethin' of it? ;)


wendyytb said...

Yay! for you! I can relate to your excitement! I planted yesterday and have been out hourly to see if there is any action...there isn't of course...other than the neighbours who are bent over in laughter watching me. AHAHA! he who laughs first...

Found a great recipe for those dandelion heads that are in my freezer...

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Green Grrl said...

Congratulations on your first harvest!

I love the scarves. :)

Amber said...

Tee hee. Wendy I know! If my garden wasn't a 15min bike ride away, I'd probably get a few laughs too! "Why does she spend more time harvesting weeds than she does working in the garden?"

Hey Anon,
I know you are, but what am I?

Thanks Green Grrl. I do think they add a nice touch. My next project is to make some wind chimes for the tree!