Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Harvesting Lettuce!

We have been very busy for the past couple of days. Yesterday was John's birthday and we spent the entire day together. We had some business in Charlotte so we spent the day in the city. When we were finished we came home and grilled a nice dinner to celebrate his birthday. I love this time of year when we are able to get outside and enjoy the evenings.

We have been adding some things to our landscaping. One of the new additions is some Blue Sensation Salvia. We had some areas that needed color and I just love the blue/purple color of these plants. They are supposed to attract hummingbirds. I hope they do okay.



Today was a very exciting day in our veggie garden. We decided that one of our romaine lettuces was ready to be harvested. I waited for John to get home so that we could cut the plant together. I just felt that he needed to be a part of such a monumental event.



After we cut the lettuce I brought it in and washed it and cut it. After a few spins in the salad spinner, it was ready to eat.



John ate his with tomatoes, cucumbers, and ranch dressing. Catie likes hers with Italian dressing, cheese, and croutons. I personally love a Caesar salad, so I made mine accordingly. It was delicious! We had some shrimp linguine left over from Monday when my parents brought us some fresh shrimp from the coast. Dinner was fantastic. There is nothing like eating something harvested fresh from the garden. I think I am going to love my new vegetable beds. Now, If the broccoli will just hurry up, life will be perfect!!

9 comments:

Glenda said...

Wow! Your lettuce is beautiful, and I know it's delicious; home raised veggies always are! Your garden is way ahead of ours. We have tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, squash, and eggplants planted. Today John David planted peanuts.

Hope you have a good week!

tina said...

Looks very delish!

Joan Elizabeth said...

The lettuce looks great. We planted some more in the hope of getting another crop before winter but they are sulking.

sweet bay said...

The lettuce looks beautiful. I agree, there's nothing like vegetables straight from the garden.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Sherri, that lettuce does look great. You're right, nothing like food from your own garden:)
Marnie

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi again, Carla. I was afraid I had called you by the wrong name in my last post. I apologize, my mind is really wandering this morning.
Marnie

Skeeter said...

Your lettuce looks so yummy and crisp! We grew cabbage last year but the bugs got it before we had a chance to indulge, sigh...

Relax A Little Bit said...

I am now craving a salad. I admire that you garden and think it is wonderful that you waited for John to harvest.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What beautiful lettuce! You don't have to wait for lettuce to reach a certain size before picking it. I always thin mine, pull the roots off, and eat whatever kind of lettuce I've planted.