Wednesday, April 23, 2014

First Harvest

 I've been a bit under the weather, and not posting as much as I should (or that I want to!) Thank to those of ya'll that have stuck around! I want to get back into it, and my daughter's very first garden harvest yesterday seemsed like the perfect occasion to jump back in.
 These are teeny tiny fenugreek leaves. As a South Asian family we use fenugreek (methi) all the time in various dishes-- both the seeds and the leaves. A couple weeks ago we planted a handful of seeds straight from our spice rack. I prepared the soil and she dumped the seeds into the dirt. And we waited.

A few weeks later we had enough sprouts to pick and eat our first thinnings. I know calling it my daughters plant seems like a stretch, but she watered and weeded her tiny little patch every few days (with help, of course).
If you are up for something new (or if you are already a big fan of fenugreek) I recommend giving growing your own fenugreek a try! It's such a versatile herb, and can deal with the heat of summer better than some other greens. I'm crossing my fingers that we'll be able to make bigger 'harvests' as the plant matures and hopefully be able to save some seeds to plant next year.

Thank you all for the break (I'll be catching up on emails and comments soon!) It won't be too long until I have some fun sewing posts!