No picture today, but I knew if I waited around to take a picture I'd probably never post about this particular event.
Our raised bed has been up and growing some stuff for a few weeks now. I was having some issues with the soil (very clay-y and soaking up water fast and then looking parched the next day), so I finally got some peat stuff (can you tell how very technical I'm going to be about this?) and spread it over the top. I also fertilized a few things, because that's what my seed packet says to do and who's going to argue with a seed packet?
I had a nice little row of "Tom Thumb" butterhead lettuce going and it was time to thin it out a bit. I hated to just throw the thinnings away, so I brought them in and washed them and tonight at dinner we had our very first salad that we grew our very own-selves. And everyone ate salad! If you know anything about my family you will realize this is a very big deal. Elena eats about 3 veggies, salad not being one of them. Of course she only ate 4 leaves, but it's still huge. And Mike, who thinks anything greener than iceberg is rabbit food or weeds, ate it, too! And cheerfully, I might add.
I can't even begin to explain how cool it was to eat something I actually grew. It's official: I'm hooked.