Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Grow Your Veggies, Eat Your Veggies

This is the time of year for gardens. My backyard is large and woodsy and semi-rural, so we get a lot of wildlife...turkeys, deer, squirrels, raccoons, chipmunks, and of course, birds. One year we even saw a red fox and two babies!
 

In my mind I would love to have a vegetable garden,


 but it is a lot of work to maintain and, most importantly, it would need to be completely fenced in to protect it from the critters. So instead we have some flowers and bushes and loads of trees.

My favorite veggies would have to be the salad kind,

like cucumbers,

tomatoes,
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(Aren't these so fun?!)

carrots,
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  (with pickles, and why not?!)

radishes,

and, of course lettuce.

(There are so many fun vintage lettuce items on Etsy!)

I tend to be lazy about salad dressing and generally don't make it from scratch, but it is good to do it once in a while. That would be a whole other post though, so I'll leave it at this.

4 comments:

Wise Apple said...

Such a fun post full of great finds! I've always wanted a veggie garden, too - but since I live on the second floor of a rented apartment, I'm afraid I'm going to have to wait a little longer. You've inspired me, though - maybe some container tomatoes?

Thanks for including me!!

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

These remind me of trinkets that my Aunty used to have in her house, so cute and such fun. I would LOVE to see some photos of the Ohio country side where you live or even your backyard! Hope you are keeping really well:)

Susan Faye said...

What a delicious post! We've grown some veggies in a greenhouse to protect them from the critters. There's nothing better than fresh-picked produce!

Maša said...

I often eat salad without dressing. but I usually use olive oil and just a little balsamic vinegar. love veggies!