My garden is flourishing! I am quite surprised I made anything edible at all. I don’t consider myself much of a green thumb.
I was talking to my brother about gardens and he told me I should probably pull my potatoes. I pulled one to see how it was and before I knew it, I had yanked them all up! I grew lots of potatoes!
I wasn’t sure how many potatoes I was going to get. I got between 1 and 4 potatoes from every plant I pulled. Most were fairly small…good cooking size, but a couple were about the size of my fist.
The bowl I brought outside to collect them was too small!
Here they are all cleaned up. Well, minus the ones that were already in the oven cooking for dinner.
I even had a couple funny looking ones….can you spot them from the above picture?
I grew a duck.
And a penguin. Or bear. Or snowman. Or something.
I made some roasted potatoes for dinner that night. I put them in a bowl and mixed them with some olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary…which was also from my garden!
Then spread them out on a baking pan and cooked them right up! When they were done cooking, I sprinkled some parmesan cheese over the top of them. Chuck loved them!
I made some chicken from Let’s Dish and it was one tasty little dinner!
I even had enough for leftovers for the following day.
The next night, I made Crash Hot Potatoes. These are basically boiled potatoes, smashed, put on a pan and baked until crunchy. I also got to use my rosemary for these little guys. Then I served them with an Apple Bourbon Pork Tenderloin I had in the freezer. Yum.
Night three, I made Cheeseburger Meatloaf (note, I added some Worcestershire sauce to the meatloaf and to the ketchup topping…because I love Worcestershire sauce) and mashed potatoes. I didn’t take a picture of this meal, but I promise you…it was delicious! And I have some leftovers to eat!
I still have a couple potatoes left to eat, but I think I’ll have those for lunch…just a little baked potato.
Now, because I know you haven’t had enough of my garden yet….here’s a few more pictures.
My hot peppers are starting to look yummy. I planted a hot pepper variety, so I don’t know what I am going to get. My dad says these are Banana Peppers. I think it’s funny that they grow straight up!
My green peppers are starting to look cute! I have just a couple so far, but a lot more flowers ready to grow some peppers for me!
My tomato plants have tons of tomatoes on them. I’m just waiting for them to ripen up so I can give lots of them away and make some salsa!
My carrots are about ready to be picked. I let the neighbor boys pick a couple of the little ones and try them. They thought they were tasty!
And my onions are getting close to being ready to pick, too!
Overall, I am incredibly impressed with my garden. The majority of the things I planted, I grew from seeds. That is just amazing to me! But, if nothing else works, I am so excited that I grew potatoes….and they tasted good! Next year I may add in some red potatoes, too. I haven’t had those in a while!