Friday, July 18, 2014

Garden Roundup ~ July 18

  Some of our garlic


 Fried green tomatoes anyone?


 zukes and eggplants. These were excellent on the grill!


Pickling cucumbers and my new gadget. An OXO mandoline. How did I ever survive without it?


 Bring on the tomatoes!


 Beginning to harvest onions.


The corn is looking really promising. Shhhh! Don't tell the deer and the groundhogs.
 
 
The weather here has been Incredible, with a capital I! Cool, no humidity, light rain. Windows are open. Pants and long sleeve shirts have been used and it's July. I'm happy. The gardens are happy.
We're starting to harvest and put up food every day. Meals are planned around what's coming in that day. Those of you with gardens know how good I'm feeling.
Until next time.....
 
 
 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Garden Roundup ~ July 3

Tomatillo  


 Summer Squash Bed


 Main Garden


 Rattlesnake Pole Beans


 Tomatoes. Forgot to see what variety I was photographing.


Roma Tomatoes


 Pickling Cucumbers


 Sweet Corn.


 Fennel.


 Lemongrass and Calendula.


Japanese Eggplant.
 
 
It's been a fabulous gardening season so far. The garden is weeded, mulched, fed, staked and thanks to Mother Nature - watered. It's so nice having fresh vegetables again. With our Spring garden harvested and behind us, we're concentrating on the Summer crops.
 
This is my first time growing fennel. And my first time growing lemongrass from seed. Both seem to be thriving. Those Japanese eggplants are new too. For some reason all of our eggplants sets died. We started three varieties. I have no idea why. I went to a local greenhouse and bought the two varieties that they had. I think these Japanese ones will be great on the grill!
 
Cucumbers are one of my favorite garden veggies. I eat a cucumber sandwich every morning for breakfast, while they last. The pickling cukes are starting to come in. I made my first batch of kosher dills today.
 
We'll be spending the 4th at home; grillin', chillin' and picklin' cukes.
Enjoy the weekend!
Until next time.....

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