Every time I plant a garden I am astonished by what grows from a seed. Yesterday when I pulled the first radish of the season I could only marvel at the perfection and reached for my phone to capture the moment. I hope you too share my sense of wonder.
A quick harvest of arugula, ‘Ruby Streaks’ mustard, Tuscan baby leaf kale and baby Swiss chard. The baby leaf kale and chard grow effortlessly in 12-inch terracotta pots set atop a wall in the garden. The greens thrive in the gentle winter sun with little bother from pests.
I gifted a pre-planted container of arugula to my daughter-in-law, Sarah and she harvested her first baby arugula over the weekend. She grew the arugula on the back steps of their duplex in dappled sun under an airy jacaranda.
And then the baby greens become the start of a salad with diced Fuyu persimmons, pomegranate arils, apples and pecans for Thanksgiving.
As blossoms and tiny limes cover my potted lime tree I plucked the last of the limes from the tree. Harvests of “one” are savored.
Enjoy the serenity of this scene from Sunnylands near Palm Springs. We spent the Thanksgiving weekend with family in a restored mid-century modern home in Palm Springs.
See what other garden bloggers harvested this past week by heading to Harvest Monday hosted by Our Happy Acres.