This is the bounty from the Garden this afternoon! It’s going to be salad for tonight! A wonderful Raspberry Vinaigrette sweetened with splenda will add a little flavor, but the flavorfulness of the veggies is what is sought after.
Gardening is so rewarding when what has been toiled and sweat over produces something that can be eaten and shared! (But not shared with the birds!)
The lettuce is at the end of it’s growing season….it’s just too hot. And it’s going to be bitter because it is “bolting”. A new term learned.
1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 Cup White Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Splenda (or to taste)
1/2 Cup Olive Oil or blend of salad oils that are a favorite
pinch of salt and pepper
a few frozen raspberries if desired
Put all ingredients except oil in blender, then slowly drizzle in oil until emulsified.
Now, help is needed with the Roma beans. They are getting crispy around the leaf edges. And the leaves are turning from green to mottled with rusty colored areas. Is it too hot? The Texas sun has been brutal, along with the wind. If it’s fungal, it’s been sprayed with no success or change. No fertilizer has been applied. Beans don’t need much fertilizer, but if it must be done use a 5-10-10. This particular bed may be a better area for okra, only time will tell.