Anyone who's followed this blog even casually has probably picked up on our gardening failures - specifically our astonishing ineptitude in growing food. But, knock on the proverbial fence post, I think we've finally turned a corner.
Last week I giddily snipped tender leaves from spinach, kale, and chard plants I actually grew from seeds, sown under the warmth of a cloche back in March. Nothing ever tasted so good. Except maybe the salad of those same, plus baby lettuces, I tossed with some olive oil, balsamic, and shaved parmesan for lunch yesterday. Equally delicious and oh so very, very satisfying.
Got a porch or some front steps? A window that could use a little greenery to dress it up? You can grow your own stir-fries and salads too. It's not too late (for those in the northern hemisphere, of course) - grab some healthy starts at your local farmers market, a bag of compost at the hardware store, and you'll be drizzling dressing over homegrown greens in a couple weeks. What could be better?