It is in! My victory garden has produce! I am so excited.
This week I realized that I needed to start harvesting my garden if I wanted to get a few crops out of it. Being that the garden has been growing in indoor flower boxes – I put on a movie and sat watching while picking lettuce, spinach, and some weird broccoli thing. I picked enough for a huge salad (which I ate for supper) and had fresh lettuce, spinach salads for lunch all week.
Who knew that freshly picked spinach is sweet. I sat eating it while finishing my movie. UMMM – I am very proud that it grew. I grew my own food.
One thing I would do differently is …. Mark what I planted where. I have no idea what some of the plants are. I think one is a beet plant – I have started pollinating the flowers so that it will grow something (hummm … maybe it is cucumbers…????). It has yellow leaves like a pumpkin plant. I also have heritage tomatoes that need to go outside soon … I am checking to see if there is a balcony that I could use.
I now understand the excitement that would come with that first harvest of a victory garden.