The chard is probably still a week or two away from being ready to pick, but, it's really looking good. I am excited to eat it, perhaps with some garlic and olive oil. Here's some I've plated in a pot on the deck. It's Rainbow Chard, so there are red, yellow and white stalks growing. Pretty and delicious.
And, down in the garden plot, there's some chard in the front, and tasty carrots in the back. I'm pretty happy that the garden plot is actually producing some nice veggies. Last year, the carrot situation was pretty bleak.
Finally, the big thrill: The first turnip harvest! Aren't they pretty? They are a Seed Savers variety, of course, called Purple Top White Globe. That pretty much describes them. I cooked the turnips up and we had them for dinner on Sunday and they were delicious. I feel like the flavor was fresher and more delicate than other turnips I have eaten.
I also cooked up the turnip greens with some mustard greens and had them for lunch. Of course, first I had to wash off the thousands of aphids that were covering the turnip leaves. They were everywhere! I guess my turnips are healthy enough not to be too effected by the bugs, at least not yet. Since I am gardening organically, I guess I will just leave the aphids be for now. If they start to kill any of the veggies, I'll look into getting rid of them. Soapy water spray sometimes helps.
So, that's the current vegetable gardening news. I think I should have a good pea harvest soon, too. I noticed some pods when I was watering this morning.