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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Raised Vegetable Garden Box 2


Check out how big everything we planted on Mother's Day has gotten in the first raised veggie box! The flowers on some of the peppers have started turning into little peppers. They are really cute! I have one lone strawberry that is turning red so far. Hopefully more will follow.



The nursery had some new plants out so we are trying some beans, watermelon, cucumber, zucchini, honeydew and spinach in the newest raised veggie box. The plants seem so small in comparison.

Potato Salad

and grilled hot dogs for dinner tonight!
I made this potato salad based on Tyler Florence's recipe. I skipped the onions, capers, lemon juice, and eggs. I hate eggs.

2 baking potatoes, cut into large pieces and boiled until fork easily slides in. Let cool and then cut into smaller bites
2 stalks of celery, diced
Dill pickles, we had the long thin cut for sandwiches and I diced about 4 of the slices
Pickle juice
Mayo
Yellow mustard
Salt
Pepper
Fresh dill, ripped from the stems
Chives, I cut a few from the garden but didn't like how they were browning in the potato salad
Paprika, a sprinkle to finish off the potato salad





Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Vegetable Garden Box

Here are some of my plants from last weekend. The cilantro and dill have really filled out and the strawberries have flowered. My husband built a raised vegetable box and we filled it with tomato plants, pepper plants (hot and sweet ones), and some eggplant.

Cilantro


Dill


Strawberry in bloom


The vegetable box built


The vegetable box put in place in the backyard and lined (this is so the treated wood chemicals do not affect the plants)


The filled box. We planted three rows of kale seeds and this weekend they sprouted! That was really quick growth

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