The beets were roasted and added to a salad last night. As always, they were delicious. The greens will be chopped, sauteed and eaten as a side this evening.
Happily, it looks like I won't have to wait long for more fresh veggies from the garden. My first summer harvest is imminent. Several of the tomato plants are sporting green baby fruit. Since I mostly planted small heirloom varieties this year, it shouldn't take them too long to reach maturity and ripen. Here are some baby Mexico Midgets, grown from seed.
Check out all those tiny hairs on the plant. I looked them up, and apparently they're called trichomes. It seems these hairs are responsible for the classic tomato-plant scent. So, there's an interesting factoid for all you garden nerds out there.
The rest of my summer crop probably won't be harvest-ready for at least another month. I have some peppers that might blossom in another week or two, and my squash, while big and bushy, have yet to make a single flower. Hopefully now that the weather is warming up they'll get down to business.
In the meantime, we'll just have to get by on cherry tomatoes. And by "we," I mean Dakota. I don't really like tomatoes that much. But I do love to grow them!