One of my favorite things about summer is having fresh things. Fresh from gardens, public markets and straight to the pot or oven. I have a rhubarb patch I put in six years ago. I've had some good crops but this year is the first bumper crop I've enjoyed. I harvested my first time this year and I'm hoping to get another harvest in. They are gorgeous, thick stems of sour goodness. I made a strawberry rhubarb pie and it was to die for. No talent of mine, pure nature made deliciousness.
The children and I have started our plot at the community garden. So far we've planted the ubiquitous tomatoes along with some flowers, banana peppers, celery and herbs. We've got seeds for potatoes, year-long strawberries, salad greens, radishes, more flowers and green bean bushes. I love harvesting fresh from the garden, bringing it home and making a meal based on the basket full of vegetables. It's so great for the kids to see food from seed to plate.
Are you growing a summer garden? What are you growing in it?
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