Wednesday, August 18, 2010

♪ Garden Notes ♪

Gardening season is racing ahead and I can barely keep up ! What a strange year this has been for us in Colorado. Wet. We aren't used to that ! Today we even got a new batch of mosquitoes. They kept me swatting as I dug up some new potatoes, which made for a nice potato salad.

I got cheesecloth put on the sunflowers to see if that helps keep birds away from the seeds. I tried a t-shirt first, but that was pretty heavy and made the flower droop.

Here is my first ever batch of fried okra & hot peppers ! DH said it was good:

Here is the raw okra, along with some black-eyed-peas (which I discovered were not quite ready):

The corn is in too. I froze about 3 dozen ears last weekend. I also made some refrigerator pickles from cucumbers, since I can't keep up with eating the fresh ones:

And of course the beets are still coming in:
I have frozen some hot peppers too. The remaining peppers will be used to make salsa, once our onions and tomatoes are ready. I'm planning to can the salsa in jars, so stay tuned for my posting about that adventure !

1 comment:

Doris Sturm said...

How wonderful to be eating veggies from your own garden. I wish I could grow my own food, but, alas as an apartment dweller that's not meant to be. I can have a little herb garden, but that's about it. I'm glad you're enjoying the bounty of your labor.
Hope you are doing well and the dogs too ;-) It's been a wet summer here as well, but surprisingly with a lot less mosquitoes than usual, probably because we have an abundance of dragonflies who eat them!