Vegetable Garden Update

Where did Summer go! Wow! Fall is here! Just wanted to catch-up with whats happening here in the garden, with a look at some of our summer treats!

Tomatoes! Lots more to come! My favourite way to preserve them is Slow Roasting, for sauce and confit!

Cucumbers, Jalapeños and Thai Dragon peppers have been pickled & Candied!

      

Candied Jalapeño & Garlic! Thank you Lynda for this recipe!

        

Scarlet Runner Beans, Eggplant and Zucchini have been Roasted as well! Mostly for soup!

They will all be a lovely taste of summer in the middle of winter!

         

We’ve made Pesto, Spiralized, Grilled, Roasted and tossed Veggies in Salads!

       

Thoroughly enjoying our harvest!

Oh , yes ,Garlic did well, and the Tromboncino Squash was fun to grow! Look at the length  of it!

We grew enough Zucchini and Squash this year that we were able to cook the blossoms ! My frying skills are not good but it didn’t matter, they were amazing stuffed with cheese , fresh herbs and lightly fried! How Decadent!

 

Im also drying herbs and hot peppers.

  

I just gathered these baskets and apples 2 days ago, there is still plenty growing and seeds that have just been started!

  

Loved these flowers this year! Sad to see them go but ” To Everything There is A Season! ”

Bring on Fall! 😉

Thanks Giving Garden Update

It feels like fall with cooler temps and rainy days,  we are still pretty busy in the veggie garden and for that, I am very Thankful!

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Daily Harvest

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a few tired Tomato plants are slowly finishing up…

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we have a second round of Basil in the green house

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these peppers are huge : the weird red glow is from my umbrella 🙂

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My first time growing Kohlrabi , with success  🙂

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we have Carrots for Thanks Giving Dinner

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and this has been the best season for  Broccoli

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I’m still hoping our late figs will ripen

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Romaine Lettuce along with other greens are filling the beds

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we have several Lemons & limes

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and lots of fresh growth (Alyssum, Broccoli and Spring Cauliflower, Pole Beans along the wall with the Apple Trees)

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Snow Peas, Beets and Broccoli Pots

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The beds are pretty full, this one has some room for Garlic, its time to get it planted!

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Fall Potatoes, these were planted mid September, they are starting to flower now..

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and I have just planted a few more in hopes of serving them for Christmas  🙂

Happy Thanks Giving to all my Canadian Family & Friends !!!

Green ,Yellow & Striped Beans

We are growing several varieties Blue Lake Pole, Carson, Serengeti and Dragon Tongue.

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This has been the most successful year for Beans.

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We planted them after removing the peas, which meant, we had to wait patiently for a late crop,

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but it was worth it! We are filling up freezer bags and have had many good meals!

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I like them simply steamed on their own or with onions & potatoes, topped with basil butter. I tried something new, making a nice hearty warm salad, another favourite  😉

Here’s what I did;

Beans, cut in 1 in. pieces, steamed or lightly boiled

Summer Squash, sliced thinly (approx. 1/4 in)

Arugula or Lettuce ( dressed with olive oil, salt & pepper)

Sweet Onions finely diced

Apple sliced a little thinner than the squash

Apple Cider Vinegar

Maple Syrup

E.V. Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Crumbled Bacon ( warm )

Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Cook beans, Sauté onions  in olive oil and salt till tender( 5 min. approx.)  add the summer squash and sliced apples cook till squash is tender, then add vinegar & syrup, mix and remove from heat,  top a dressed bed of Lettuce or Arugula with mixture, and add additional toppings of grated sharp cheddar, crumbled bacon bits. Add more seasoning if you need to .

( I do think adding some toasted chopped nuts , instead of bacon, would be awesome too)

Sorry no picture , next time  😉

Fall is Here!

Fall has hit us with a lot of rain,  as long as we get a few nice days in, the garden will still be plentiful.. for a little while longer! Cant believe its almost Oct!

Here’s what’s happening in the Greenhouse

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This has been the best year ever for Basil- these were started in Feb !

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Peppers are  ripening, Sea scape Strawberries have done the best!

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Eggplants have flowers but they keep dropping, I’m trying to assist with pollination..they wont last much longer as the weather cools..

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More onion seedlings are in..

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Celery is huge…well..tall not really plump..

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and Radishes , I almost gave up on are finally getting big enough to eat 🙂

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Yellow Bush Beans , also took a long time to grow…but this is the shady bed, could be lack of sun. I’m getting all of the soil tested in the spring..

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Broccoli, Pole Beans and Butternut Squash in the Pot

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Purple Pole Peas have such pretty flowers

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They are the tallest already 6 feet tall with lots of slender snow peas..Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli are in is here as well, they have huge leaves on them but no sign of sprouts… yet!

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The Snap peas are doing really well in one spot but not the others.

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These Butternut Squash don’t seem to be getting any bigger..

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This was the third time planting Zucchini, 4 plants and all starting to produce.

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Raspberry and Cabbage Bed..

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Onions and Calendula

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Chard & Squash..

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Potatoes & Cucumber

These are the Potatoes we planted in Aug. and the last cucumber  plant, it looks so spindly but its still sending out flowers..

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Garlic is all cleaned up and sorted for storage . We’ll be planting it again soon..

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This is the last of our Tomatoes and beginning of fall peas..

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Some goodies for the day!

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