6.19.2009

First Harvest!

We have lived in this house for almost twelve years.  Numerous times during those years, we have attempted to grow what could never really be called a garden, but some type of produce or another.  For various reasons (neighborhood animals, not enough sun in our yard, and our own black thumbs, for starters :)), we have never managed to grow anything actually edible, other than a few container herbs.  

So this morning we had an historic occasion.  Last night we harvested what we hope will be the first of many cucumbers from our “sidewalk garden”.  And this morning I chopped up the biggest of the bunch and made cucumber salad for Billy’s lunch.  Yum!  

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Now I’m really wishing I had bought some tomatoes last night…although the thought of storebought tomatoes with our homegrown cucumbers somehow doesn’t quite fit. :)  Maybe the kids and I will make it to the farmers’ market tomorrow morning on our way to  VBS prep day.   I also came very close to buying feta cheese at Sam’s last night…now I’m thinking I need to pick some up this afternoon.  Cucumbers, tomatoes, green onions, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing…mmmm!   Sounds like a “finer thing” for sure!

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5 comments:

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your harvest! I as well am a black thumb. We do have a small pot of somewhat successful strawberries this year though.

Ann Kroeker said...

Yay!! Congratulations on your first harvest, and they look great! I love cucumbers--so do the kids--and your shopping list sounds delicious to pull it all together for a fresh and delicious dish.

We have had mixed results with cucumbers, which is disappointing when we love them so much. They other thing we have trouble growing (but love) is peppers. I have a red and a yellow pepper plant in the garden now, but they aren't looking all that great. We shall see...

Amy @ Finer Things said...

Your cucumbers look great! I'm a fairly new gardener myself. Love a little produce harvest. :)

Sharinskishe said...

Feta, cukes and toms---- yummy! I am sending my congratulations on your first returns from your cucumber plants!!! I sure hope they continue to produce and supply you with many more throughout the season.

Thanks for sharing with us on Food on Fridays.

Kecia said...

They're beautiful! :) We've had one from our garden. But it was good..