Wednesday, February 27, 2008

TT#24: How Does My Garden Grow?

Thirteen Things about MomHuebert

Spring is coming. Even though there's still snow on the ground here, and it's still cold, it feels like Spring. The shadows are different, the air smells spring-y instead of winter-y; there are robins!

I'm not the only one feeling the change of season coming. My friend Ornery's Wife

(who by the way gave me this wonderful award:
Thank you!)

is feeling her oats and planning her garden already, and she wrote a TT about it. After reading her list, I thought I'd like to make my own. So, Wife of Ornery, this list is for you. Let's compare lists!

This year, I'm going to plan my garden backwards. Instead of asking myself, "What do I want to plant?" I'm going to ask "What do I want to eat this summer?"

Well, I want to have a good summer picnic/cookout meal. That means burgers on the grill-- which, of course, I can't grow in the garden-- but I can grow almost everything else.

First, we'll want pickles on the burgers. I love to make our favorite pickle, Russian Dills, so I'll need to plant...

1. Cucumbers

2. Onions

3. and Dill

Well, the dill usually comes up by itself, but it will definitely be in the garden.

Next on the menu, to go with our burgers, will be

4. Corn (On the cob. Of course.)

After the corn, I want to have salad. I'm really looking forward to an enormous salad with any number of wonderful young vegetables in it. Let's start with...

5. Lettuce (a mix of several kinds)

6. and some Spinach

Then let's add...

7. Tomatoes. Tiny pear tomatoes, yum.

8. Zucchini.

9. Peppers

10. Broccoli

And it might be nice to have some chips and salsa, so let's plant salsa makings:

11. Tomatoes

12. Peppers. Both sweet and hot.

13. Onions

Oh-- and we have to have potatoes! I think I'll cut them in chunks, cover them with seasoning, stick the chunks on skewers, and grill them:

14. Potatoes

Well, gee. I'm full already. I guess I'll have to save for another meal the green beans, the beets, and the carrots. Oh, and the pumpkins. And the marigolds. Wait. Marigolds?

So what's growing in YOUR garden?

P.S. All pictures courtesy of Gurney's and Henry Fields.

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beeker said...

All of those sound wonderful! I can't wait for the farmer's markets.

Picturing of Life said...

Hmm...i do use onion and like to cook brocoli as well

Will you visit mine :D Thanks

marcia said...

Yummm GREAT idea

storyteller said...

Those all look wonderful! I wish my yard was big enough to actually have a vegetable garden. I grow some strawberries each year and a few herbs along with my lemons, limes, and flowers ... but that's about it for me since the back yard is tiny and filled with concrete. I guess I'll head over to Miller Manor to see what Ornery's wife has planted.
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

I already told my husband I definitely want to plant a garden this year. I love scallions from the garden too.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Mmmm, can I come visit this summer?

Dane Bramage said...

Do you make your own pickles? I am so jealous of people who can grow things. I think it goes without saying tht I have a brown thumb. Besides, I could plant anything now without a snow shovel and ice pick which I am sure are standard gardening tools.
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Sniz said...

You plant all those things? Your garden must be huge. We do well to plant tomatoes. I'm jealous...all those things look so good. I'm sooo ready for spring too...all those fresh tastes are just another reason!

Lulu said...

Oh how I loved this TT! There is nothing better than a home-grown tomato in the summertime on toasted white bread with a slathering of Blue Plate mayonnaise and salt! Mmm-mmm good!

Ornery's Wife said...

Yum. Our lists didn't overlap too much, maybe we can share? :-) Loved your pictures, and can almost taste those dill pickles! have a good day!