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! 😉

May Showers

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The veggie garden has been very productive, we’ve been enjoying fresh chives, their flowers , and the variety of greens.

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Tatsoi is a new Asian Green that we tried, it has such a nice light , sweet cabbage flavor , it’s very tender and can be used as a substitute for spinach. Very easy to grow.

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There hasn’t been any shortage of spinach, the plants in the greenhouse grew very well.

Its all been harvested and most of  it was used in a lovely large Spanakopita. It was my first attempt and we were all very happy with the results.

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We have Scapes, from the Elephant Garlic, the Purple variety is just starting to come up….

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Another new plant that we are attempting to grow is cantaloupe, the seeds are just coming up here along with cucumber, basil( 2 varieties ), summer savoury, a variety of squash, lettuce and beets.

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The Apples are a good size already…

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Today the sun is back and for once I don’t need to water, Yay…

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Everything has grown like mad in  the last month., except the peas, devoured by birds, that is going to be another post…

The 3 beds on the left are all Tomatoes, this year we have 40 plants!!!  I hope its a nice hot Summer …..

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You cant see them , yet, but there are a few Tomatoes in this yard too….

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Today I’m planting  Beans and Dill

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