With nothing but seed! The dirt was hard and very clay-like. Of course now I have grass popping up in all the places I don't want it but I guess you can't have it both ways...
The garden is coming along slowly. However the containers of greens I started on the deck have already provided a steady supply of salads!
Tomorrow's lunch consists of a pizza made on Naan bread with greens from the containers. Tonight I made a Panzanella, an Italian bread salad using spinach from both my farm share (CSA) and my containers. It was quite tasty.
I had some leftover sourdough kamut bread that I cut into cubes. I sauteed some onions with one broken up sausage (I'd have used 2 slices of bacon if I didn't have sausage or if I had bacon on hand). Tossed in some onion and sprinkled on some olive oil. Then I added the bread cubes and toasted them. Right before I pulled it from the burner I added in the spinach to give it a little wilt. I divided it between two plates and topped them with some diced pickled beets, 1/4 of a avocado diced (1/2 dived between the two plates) and some crumbled blue cheese. I cheated and used bottled balsamic vinaigrette but I really should have made my own. Less sugar that way.
Panzanella for 2:
1 sausage, casing removed and crumbled
1/2 of a large onion, diced
2 cups diced bread
4 cups spinach
2-3 pickled beets, diced
1/2 avocado, diced
2 tbsp crumbled blue cheese.
dressing of your choice.
An eggplant flower. Even if I don't get a single eggplant, the flowers are really nice!