A few posts back I wrote about planting the salad garden this spring, and anticipating the harvest of a few different kinds of fresh greens. Well, the effort paid off because now it is time to harvest and enjoy the blessing of God's increase. We plant seeds, water, and pray, but God makes it grow. It is tempting to doubt whether those tiny seeds can actually produce anything, especially since we tend to get busy and neglect the garden quite often. But God is faithful and we are thankful. I thought I'd share some pictures of the end results of that simple little lettuce patch I planted not long ago.
Fresh romaine lettuce, full leaf lettuce, spinach, shelled peas, baby carrots, juicy raspberries, sprinkled with a bit of cheese, and dressed with Mom's thick and tasty raw whole milk yogurt. Dad purchased a hoop bender from Johnny's Seeds to allow us to bend metal electrical conduit into hoops for extending the lettuce growing season into the late fall. We will be setting up a plot for that purpose soon. The trick to keeping lettuce on the table throughout the growing season is succession planting (i.e. replant every three weeks).