First up, a chinese green that I don’t know the technical name for. I bought the starts from a local organic farm and have no idea how they taste. I’m assuming they will be delicious, but if not I can always throw them in a smoothie! Tomatoes. These flourish in the greenhouse, and we plant several. They might not look like much now, but in a few months they should be 6 feet tall producing more tomatoes than we know what to do with. There is a ton of caprese, tomato sauce and fresh salsa in our future.
Cabbage. After getting into fermenting more this year, all I can say is those aphids better steer clear. They were pretty fond of our cabbage in the past, but I’m releasing a few thousand lady bugs next week to try and prevent that!
Lettuce. To me, these are as pretty as most flowers, and with my family’s recent discovery of Jeanne’s ranch dressing, we will go through this lettuce quickly!
Strawberries. These come back every year, but have been a disappointment the last few summers. Like I’ve said… I am not expert gardener and not quite sure what we’re doing wrong. They look great as of right now, and I’m hoping for a big bounty this year.
Basil. My boys love basil, and we use it a lot in the summer. It’s another one of those things that we end up having more than we know what to do with… needless to say, there will be lots of fresh pesto soon.