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After traveling this past weekend, I was glad to spend some time in the garden yesterday. It’s amazing to me just how relaxing piddling around is the garden is to me.

Our Swiss Chard and kale are still growing well and have not gotten bitter yet. We’re enjoying them several times a week either sauteed, in soups or in eggs. We’re also still harvesting beets. My favorite way to eat beets is to grate them and put them in a salad.

I found this beet hiding in the Swiss Chard. I’ve been clipping the leaves thinking it was chard…oops.

When Benjamin saw it he said, “Let’s take a picture of it. It’s the biggest beet I’ve ever harvested.” Well, he was there a few minutes after I pulled it up…I guess for an 11 year old that counts as harvesting it.

This is what my dish drainer is looking like each day. I’m going to have to rename it the dish and vegetable strainer. We picked our first green beans of the season. We’re pretty excited about that.

How’s your garden going? Any surprises?

This post is shared at Backyard Farming Connections, An Oregon Cottage, HomeAcre Hop, Home and Garden Thursday, From the Farm Little House in the Suburbs,

Thanks for sharing with your friends!

Kathy A Delightsome Life

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

What a sweet picture - your garden looks like it is producing beautifully - there's nothing that can beat fresh homegrown vegies! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,Kathy

Angi Schneider

Thursday 23rd of May 2013

Kathy, thanks for hosting each week. Your link up is filled with really great ideas.

Black Fox Homestead

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

We didn't really have much of a spring, we just went from cold to warm. My beets just didn't do well this year and my lettuce is starting to turn bitter, we did manage to have kale though, and a little bit of Swiss chard and for that I am grateful. Hoping we get some great warm weather veggies. Thanks for sharing this post at the HomeAcre Hop! Hope to have you back on Thursday: http://blackfoxhomestead.com/the-homeacre-hop/

Angi Schneider

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

It really is a journey that is never the same twice. I try really hard to just go with the flow. I hope your warm weather plants do well, too. Also, Swiss Chard will grow even in 90 degree weather.

Gretchen Stuppy Carlson

Tuesday 21st of May 2013

That is a HUGE beet - it's about the size of his head!

Angi Schneider

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

I know, and he has a big head!

Vickie Westcamp

Friday 17th of May 2013

Using a dish drainer for fruits and veggies - what a great idea! BTW, that beet is huge! I wonder if it's still edible? I found you on From the Farm Blog Hop. Thanks

Angi Schneider

Monday 20th of May 2013

It's still edible but its woody. I borrowed a friends juicer and juiced it.

Shawna Williams

Tuesday 14th of May 2013

Your kale looked very healthy, love the blog

Angi Schneider

Monday 20th of May 2013

Thanks, Shawna!