Six on Saturday – Tending Benefits

SOS once again. This week I am exploring the culinary benefits of tending my garden. I grew all the vegetables and herbs in the dishes and enjoying the bounty. To see more SOS posts, visit

This is dill crusted salmon with fresh tomato and herb balsamic pasta and steamed green beans.

Green bush beans. I have finally figured out I need twelve plants to have two decent sized servings of beans for dinner. This is my second crop of beans this winter.

A very funky yellow pear tomato. These seem to produce better fruit if fertilized bi weekly instead of weekly?

New to the garden and my first ever pepper success. Meet the wrinkly Criollo pepper. Native to Central American and essential to Ecuadoran cuisine, these are very tasty. I am thinking Chicken Cacciotore for dinner.

Nasturtium finally produced a flower…a future sandwich or salad topping.

My very first, tiny, Sugar Baby Watermelon. Here’s hoping I can get enough water on it.

That’s it from South Florida. Two hours til lunch!

Happy Gardening.


25 comments on “Six on Saturday – Tending Benefits

  1. Noelle says:

    What a great feeling it must be to have so much produce from the garden.

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    This is exciting, you’ve found the magic formula. 🙂 Your pickings look delicious… bon appetit!

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  3. Rosie Amber says:

    I haven’t heard of a yellow pear tomato!

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  4. It is wonderful to eat what you grow. It does take a lot of plants to provide multiple meals. My dad had a big garden and grew enough vegetables to freeze.

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  5. Roguegarden says:

    Really wonderful to see your produce and the things you’re doing with it in the kitchen. I am particularly delighted by the tiny watermelon – looking forward to seeing it grow to full size.

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  6. fredgardener says:

    Green beans … yum! I started sowing mine on Thursday. Regarding the baby watermelon it will grow up so fast ! Can’t wait to see it open and to wait for your tasting.

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  7. tonytomeo says:

    Nasturtiums do not bloom continually?
    You know, we had nasturtiums get damaged by frost! It does not get very cold here, and the nasturtiums should be adequately sheltered from frost.

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  8. Cathy says:

    What a yummy, and different, offering! Particularly liked the pear tomato. Interesting about the feeding regime.

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