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In My San Diego Garden & Kitchen 11-28-16

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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.

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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.

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And then the baby greens become the start of a salad with diced Fuyu persimmons, pomegranate arils, apples and pecans for Thanksgiving.

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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.

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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.

In My San Diego Garden & Kitchen 12-5-16

Grateful at Thanksgiving