Saturday, May 24, 2008

Our First Harvest

Remember my post a week before that there's life in our garden? Well, it's already harvest time!

At least for our lettuce. We wont need to buy lettuce for a long time as we have enough in our green house. In fact, they are ready for the harvest and we've already created fresh green salad out of them. And to be frank, I was never a green eater but when you taste our lettuce; you would know why I became a convert -- real crispy and fresh and simply more green :D
Harvested and ready to be cleaned for the salad
Here are more of them thriving in our green house
As for the strawberries, they are also coming. I would say another week. The tomatoes we need to wait a little longer. My husband had to give away most of them as he said we wont have enough space in the green house. You see, it is still too cold to be planting outside. He doesnt want to take the risk.
Here's our strawberry patch.
And look closely, the strawberries are coming!
As for the cucumber, sadly, it is taking a long time. The corns arent really there. The melon we hardly see. But the dill and the parsley we've already used most of them.

It is amazing watching the garden with growing things. And the benefits we get.

14 comments:

MommasWorld said...

A garden at home is a wonderful thing. I grew up with a garden in our back yard. Freshest vegtables you will ever have!

I love the blooms of Strawberries. So cute. The thought of fresh stawberries makes my mouth water.

I have a black thumb so we have no garden. I kill every plant by over loving them.

lady cess said...

wow, i am so awed! i would love to have a garden as bountiful as yours. your harvest sure looks good!

Belen said...

Lucky,you have vegetable garden. Umm.. i love fresh vegetable salad.

my firstime to see strawberry plant and that green fruit

vlado&toni said...

oh wow, what a lovely harvest! i like what you've done with your greenhouse.. i also have a bit of garden myself but tiny though, i have some raspberries and red currants :) well that is if the birds won't eat them all,they keep eating them even if they are still raw. and just a few herbs i tried to plant from seeds (they're growing now, yahoo!)! i tried planting kangkong last year - in a pot and it grew! i felt so proud of myself :)

mahalkaayo said...

hallo raq,

,....kanina pa ako dito.
try n try....hindi ako makapasok.

tapos my sis in pinas, nag txt-presently,dito kasi kami nag chat, via 'Chikka....

mama ko naospital, kahapon daw, need money for the medicines.
thanks ok na daw, she stay pa sa ospital for more untersuchung, needs money for the medicines.

cgi balik ako dito to read .....

i am proud of you......radio interview.

basta balik ako dito,....bc kaunti,
plus present about my mama...
still txt with my sis....

bye n regards to all..........

raqgold said...

mommasworld - having a garden is fun but to be frank with you, i dont tend to them; it is my husband who's got the green thumb. i dont want to try my hand, not yet, as i do want to reap the benefits i am seeing now :D

lady cess - sometimes i myself are still amazed of what we have in the garden

toni - wow, kangkong in a pot! pwede patikim ng adobong kangkong? might try that too. as of now we have petchay from thailand but we dont know if they would thrive.

vk - am sorry to hear about your mom. i hope everything would be okay soon. am praying for you. and thanks for visiting kahit na busy ka.

joanne said...

The lettuce looks good! And if I had strawberries growing in the back, I wouldn't be able to wait a week:)

feng said...

congrats for that bountiful harvest of greens. tamang tama yan for green salad. konting VOO lang at dressing, good as healthy meal na yan.

we also grow veggies in our backyard. yung sa amin naman, more on herbs--basil, oregano, chilis, meron ding tomatoes at papaya. everytime we harvest, I made sure I cooked them right. iba na rin ang sarili mong tanim diba?

raqgold said...

joanne - just like IC, she tend to stay in front of the strawberry patch and plead to them to grow and be red quickly, hahaha

feng - awww, you have also a garden? good to hear that. kasi sa tin kapag may space pa tinatayuan agad ng bahay e, masarap ang benefit ng may sariling veggie garden.

haze said...

This is one of my wishes to have a house with a garden and plant veggies and fruits :D. Naku sarap ng salad na yan with matching vinaigrette ;)!

Wena said...

congrats on your first harvest. pwede humingi ng lettuce? hehehe. i love vegetable salad...

raqgold said...

haze - maybe your dream would come true someday! iba kasi talaga when you have a garden e. tipid pa!

wena - come here and you'll get your fair share. hehe

geri said...

I would love to taste that freshly picked lettuce from your garden!

raqgold said...

geri - i would love for you to taste that lettuce. super sarap!