We had weekend visitors–our nephew and his family here in San Diego for a wedding. Kai,10 was eager to harvest kale to take home.
His sister, Addy who is 12 stuffed French sorrel leaves in a bag so they could have a favorite sorrel, shrimp and pasta dish at home. They received sorrel in a CSA box in the past but can never find it in the grocery store.
Addy and Kai’s family just moved to a new home. They’re anxious to plant a garden but that awaits a visit from their grandpa who will build a fence to keep the farm animals out. I’ll give them a chunk of my sorrel plant when they’re ready.
I wish Addy and Kai lived nearby. They were so eager to learn about my garden. Many of us can recall pleasant garden experiences with a family member that sparked a life-long interest in growing things.
It is still citrus season though I can count the tangerines that remain on the tree. A few volunteer calendulas are under the sunny side of the tree so I gathered some for the picture.
I’d wish for a mound of Tuscan kale but will settle for enough for a small salad. It’s still early in the season.
In a few weeks I’ll have a plateful of Tuscan kale salad.
Though we have no snow, I’ll close with a wintry white bouquet, perhaps to cheer those of you whose gardens are tucked in and covered in snow.
Be sure to enter the drawing for Ground Breaking Food Gardens. Details at Blog Post 1000! Today, (Monday, 1/18) is the last day to enter.
See what other gardeners are harvesting this month at Harvest Monday hosted by Our Happy Acres.