I grew up thinking that growing a vegetable garden was part of life. My mother always had a piece of earth that she tended which enabled us to have tomatoes, squash, beans and more as part of our summer and fall meals. This year I have successfully cared for my square foot garden and seen for the first time great results from my own backyard garden. The taste of success is so sweet, literally.
I have had a couple of rules this year that have been different from years past, maybe they made the difference:
- · Garden, not weed (so much more joy in gardening)
- · Water individual plants, not with the sprinkling system
Making salads and dinner from fresh ingredients just picked from your own garden is very rewarding. Filling a basket of vegetables is just as good as getting a manicure . . . no much better.
We had a delicious dinner made from a zucchini, tomato and the perfect piece of cheese in 20 minutes. The printable recipe follows. It’s simple but bursting with fresh garden flavor.