August is coming to an end ..sigh…
Here’s an update for the past few weeks
The Japanese Silk Tree ( Albizia) Has been amazing, covered in blossoms and providing some shade…finally 😉
We have had a consistent production of Strawberries, loads of cucumbers and tomatoes
so many cucumbers at one time … I really didn’t know what to do with them
I did some research with Google, on making pickles , most didn’t recommend using slicers cucs , eventually, I found this old recipe, from the 1800s for Bread & Butter Pickles..so decided I didn’t have much to lose and made it, with some help…
They are delicious, I’ll share the recipe later..
We’ve visited some local markets , these sunflower sprouts are so good , I have to grow some. We finally have some young zucchini plants , this is the 3rd attempt after losing the rest to slugs, so we may have our own zucchini yet and we have just picked the first of the eggplant!
Learned how to grow a 600 lb. pumpkin at a local farm. They hope it’ll make it over 900lbs..crazy!
Visited the Point Ellice House Garden, this is only part of their veggie bed, I’ll post more on it later..
Tried more new recipes …Chia Blueberry Jam, Have to admit, this is a healthy alternative but it’s not a favourite . I made another batch of good old-fashioned cooked Blueberry Jam, it is the best, in my opinion.
planted the last of my seed potatoes. Is this way too late? I guess we’ll find out 😉
Spent time visiting with my mom, who lives 600 miles away, she also enjoyed some garden time.
My sinks aren’t big enough to clean this baby..
there have been lots of beach visits too ..