Friday, March 11, 2011

Last Years Greens getting better every day :

Last year we planted mixed greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, slick greens,Broccoli Rabe and collard greens in the garden.They did pretty good but the mustard's were planted too late and didn't get ready before it was too cold for them to grow up  (We had a hard time finding them) Anyway I canned  a few jars of Broccoli Rabe and Collards before the weather got too cold for more growth or get out and pick more  during the fall..and I figured whatever I didn't get in 2010 , I'd make sure to plant in 2011 :o) Well, it seems to me there's somebody up there that likes us because we have been eating greens now for about a month, planted in 2010 that are still trying to grow. Each time we are thankful for a pot with some cornbread...Today we got greedy and picked twice as much :o)  This was dinner  with corn bread, last night was just fried chicken and I could tell you more about that but I have no proof, it's gone with the wind :o), take it from me..I had it marinating for an hour and it was a 13 :o)  (my son in law says a good meal is a 10, well Cecil kicks it up a notch or two to say how good it was to him...I'm agreeing with him :o)..I don't want to destroy the windfall as yet, besides they are too tasty to take up and put something else in their place...maybe later , but for now..good eatin.

7 comments:

Daisy said...

Well, look at that! That's wonderful, Ginny, that you are able to pick from last year's crop. A 13 sounds like pretty high praise to me. :)

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Looks just beautiful! I've been dying for fresh greens - maybe we'll get rid of this snow this week and I can get to planting. Great work!

Mr. H. said...

Ha! You planted a winter garden and didn't even know it...how great is that, a nice surprise.:) Your greens look wonderful.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Good eating indeed Ginny!

The Gingerbread House7 said...

Daisy,the high praise is to keep me cooking :o) after 63 years I know him :o) Flatterer

Ohiofarmgirl, you have the milk and meat and I have the veggies :o) if we were close we could barter.

Mr H. that's what I call "dumb luck" :o), I didn't think about it being a Winter Garden! I just thought after September forget about it :o(, believe me it's welcome.

Beatrice, it's a welcome blessing!

ladydi said...

North Carolina sounds like a perfect place to grow your own produce. How marvelous to be picking your own greens in March!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Ladydi, I was quite surprised at all the greens that are growing back, especially since we had rain an a couple of nice warm days...today it was 70 something and I kept myself busy with the Sauerkraut.. Tomorrow I better rest up because I need to get the greens out before the bugs come...and now since the cold hit them they are delicious and tender Yum!