Wow..I just have to start by saying thank you to all the amazing people that commented on my last post. I did not anticipate the responses I received. I was blown away by the support and love I felt from reading the comments. I love the blog world. Here’s to new adventures! Along with maintaining a positive vibe in my world, I have been loving the inspirational quotes on Pinterest lately.
These are just a few that have made the cut to be on my wallpaper for a few days. Nothing like a bicycle analogy to keep life rolling. Speaking of rolling..balls roll..and I harvested the ball like beets from my wine box garden. These were the last to be harvested. Terrible transition I just made, but I’m going to run with it.
Baby beets. This was what my parents called me when I was a small drooling child. Beeters, beets, and on taco night–beaners. I have no idea where I get my odd quirks from. My favorite harvested beet was the largest of the bunch.
They may be small, but I am still proud of these bite sized beets. I must admit, pulling these final veggies out of the final wine box was a bit sad. With the final harvest comes the complete reflection of the garden. It was a complete success, and I couldn’t have asked for a better first time. One last reflection…
- Swiss chard came first. This was eaten for months until finally the deep green faded from the leaves, and the stalks grew tall and frail.
- The onions were the next to be harvested, however the first harvest was simply to “thin” out the wine box to make room for some of the onions to grow larger. These were harvested over the course of a few months, and finally at the final harvest I had three giant onions that lasted for days!
- Next up were my carrots. These took their time to grow and were harvested twice. Once to thin them out, and one final harvest to finish off the box. I may have bragged about that carrot the size of my hand.
- Lastly, are the beets seen here in this post. Smaller than I hoped for, but bigger than the seeds they started as.
I can’t wait to start another mini garden. Right now I am trying to grow jalapenos with Manfriend. We actually planted these a few months ago, and they are moving pretty slow. Stay tuned for the progress on this. Speaking of Manfriend (better transition than the last?) he bought me the coolest pumpkin. Knowing that I love fall, pumpkins, and all things Halloween (check out what he got me last year.)
- Did you garden this year?
- Favorite inspirational quote of the week?
- Any funky pumpkin sightings?