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In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen

Last week we headed to Seattle to visit our son, his wife and our first grandchild, Shiloh James who is now a month old. My three-family winter garden is very productive now so I brought an extra carry-on size suitcase mostly filled with the garden bounty and a few small gifts. TSA inspectors decided my produce was not suspicious this trip and I didn’t have one of those little notes in my suitcase on arrival.

My Harvest Monday post this week will be photos of the veggies and fruit as I packed them. We shared the salad in the photo above—all from the garden.

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I brought a 9x13 inch container full of four kinds of lettuce. Crisp garden celery, a spring onion and calendula flowers are tucked in around the lettuce

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Broccoli forms the bottom layer of this deep container and I packed another smaller one just of side shoots.

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I also added in some sweetened dried orange slices made from the surplus of our crop. Watch for a post on the how-to later this week.

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The spinach and spring onion that traveled to Seattle went into an omelet for the new parents.

Back to San Diego this week and hoping the warm weather of the last few days has not prompted an explosion in the aphid population. It’s always nip and tuck this time of year. Lettuce and the brassicas are usually the first to succumb.

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When we stripped the tangerine tree a few weeks ago, I saved a few of the gems to take with us.

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And here’s a little bit of spring arriving in Seattle. Crocus are everywhere in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.

See what other garden bloggers harvested last week in their gardens at Harvest Monday hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres.

First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring

Arugula Blossoms

Arugula Blossoms