Monday, November 1, 2010
11/1/10 harvest - Fall Salad
With the temperature rapidly dropping in Indiana, the garden offering seems to be shrinking. This week, I barely managed to harvest enough lettuce, parsley, Jelly Bean tomatoes, and one radish to make two dinner salads.
The salads were topped with some home-grown alfalfa sprouts. Although the harvest was small, I did have a proud gardener moment when I realized that everything on these plates came from our organic home garden (pat myself on the back). After taking this picture, I further dressed the salads with some sunflower seeds, golden raisins, slivers of goat cheese and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette.
Head on over to Daphne's Harvest Monday for more fall harvests from other gardeners!
P.S. During my first year of vegetable gardening this year, I have learned my lesson that a part - okay, MOST - of the effort of keeping an organic home garden is dealing with a huge variety of garden pests. Even after the arrival of the first frost late last week, I'm still seeing yucky pests in the garden. I picked off (effective) several cabbage worms on my asian greens and rolled my eyes at (not effective) the aphids on my lettuce. At this point, I've pretty much given up on the battle against the garden pests, at least for this year. I'll be better prepared next year with row covers and a variety of different organic pesticides like Bt. Enjoy it while you can, bugs!