Thursday, April 1, 2010

2009 in Review

Last year there were 11 items in the garden. The asparagus, strawberries, and rhubarb were pre-existing. The strawberries ran rampant and didn't produce much. The asparagus...well, we discovered that's not on a vegetable we want on our menu. Some of the rhubarb is still in freezer packs...d'you think that's okay to eat?

We planted iceberg lettuce, radishes, spinach, carrots, green beans, peppers, tomatoes and pumpkins. Everything lived and produced (except for the lettuce), though the pumpkin succumbed to a case of powdery mildew when it was only the size of small balloon and still dark green.

Oh, and weeds. Lots and lots of weeds. Hubby hated pulling them up, but he did a lot more of it than I did. I've got some plans on how to take care of that this year. And it all starts with getting my butt outside this afternoon to finish pre-weeding the garden.


  1. Believe it or not, asparagus is actually really good marinated in a little olive oil, sea salt, and pepper then cooked on the grill. Just plunked right down on the grate of the grill.

    Please share your weed plan with us!!!

  2. I myself prefer asparagus straight outta the can! Can you believe it???? Something about that weird amd soggy mess just makes my mouth water, especially with about half a stick of butter melted all over it! ;o)

    That and corn are the only canned veggies I will eat.