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Spring / Summer Veggie Melody

The following is a guest blog post from Bren Haas – blogger at BG Garden. 

Growing your own veggies in the spring and summer makes it easy to prepare quick meals so you can stay outdoors and enjoy your garden.  This colorful Veggie Melody dish is one of my favorites because you can basically harvest and throw on the grill to compliment your favorite meat.

Growing Tip: When I was a kid you could always find yummy asparagus in the ditch down the country road we lived on. Fresh picked spears are way more tasty then those purchased in stores. This early veggie is rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. When growing your own asparagus in your home garden it takes a few years for the plant to get established.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large peeled and cut into 1” pieces of yam
  • 1 large peeled and sliced turnip
  • 1 cup of baby carrots
  • 1 bunch of asparagus cut into 1”pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of salt



  • Prepare fresh veggies by washing and slicing.
  • Toss bowl with olive oil.
  • Add mix to favorite grill steamer adding garlic and salt before placing on 400*F grill.
  • Grill with lid shut for 30 minutes or until veggies are tender.



Bren Haas started her blogging ( http://www.bggarden.com)  career 5 years ago as a way to share her hidden garden out in the country. Even though her kids are now teenagers she remains busy raising them and adding landscaped gardens filled with veggies,herbs, shrubs and perennials to their 16 acres of Ohio property. For the past 3 years Bren has been growing year-round in her 10’x12’ home greenhouse and recently started raising fish with her husband in the structure as well.  Be sure to check out #gardenchat (http://www.connect-share-grow.com ) network if you would like to connect with other garden enthusiasts were Bren is the administrator of this huge Twitter based network.

2 Responses to “ Spring / Summer Veggie Melody ”

  1. Great post! The recipes are wonderful, some new twists. Brendas professional photography is divine. I love Brendas #gardenchat, ( I was a guest host!) and her daily shares on social media.

  2. Thank you Robert – your tropical garden shares are inspiring daily on social media. I hope you try the recipes featured on this page and return to visit this blog!

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