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! 😉

Eggplant, Yellow Zucchini & Potatoes

Eggplant is early this year & plentiful!

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I tried a different variety from West Coast Seeds, Traviata, Organic Seeds, the best yet!

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I usually make a lovely Mediterranean Roasted Veg dish with Eggplant, but I’ve been checking out a few new recipes; this one is on my list,  Eggplant Falafel . Does anyone have a favourite recipe they would like to share? 🙂

 

 

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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Vegetable Garden Update – Aug 2013

We’ve had to do some cleaning up…

The bed on the right had Kale  till about 2 weeks ago, it was all getting too big and covered in aphids, the raspberries were disappearing in behind them , fall broccoli and cabbage is in there now.

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there are still a few raspberries…

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The greenhouse has been cleared out tomatoes and cucumbers were over crowded and cucs had a terrible amount of mildew, so sad they produced really well ” Note to self” Don’t overcrowd the green house next year!

We still have strawberries..

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…the Hot Thai Dragon are still green

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Fairy Tale Eggplant are slow, we have white fly on them…we’ve tried garlic water , it doesn’t work…so we’ve had to resort to a commercial spray, its better but not perfect..

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these are tough plants and still growing strong..

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Basil keeps on growing..

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Butternut Squash has bounced back , I thought they were gone since the mildew was a huge problem when they were smaller, but with some extra TLC..

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fertilizing and fungicide ( tried Garlic water here too, no luck) they have bounced back

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some of the baby squash were falling off so I’ve been assisting with pollination , we now have several that are growing..

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we have Zuccini plants.. finally beat the slugs..lol…now lets see if there is still time for this veggie to grow! Purple Pole Peas are behind them..

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Celery is looking really good,  and the yellow runner beans are finally doing well, late but again they were planted a few times thanks to critter’s..

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a few Onion seedlings have been put in..

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almost all of the Leeks have bolted ..

most of the Walla Walla Onions have been harvested..

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Calendula & Nasturtiums..

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Shallots and Green Onions are thriving..

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Organic Shallots , what would these cost you in the store?

They look like they are finished growing but they haven’t they will divide into several more shallots, they are a slow growing crop but worth the wait!

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Brussel sprouts and sugar snap peas for the fall..

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Cherry Tomatoes…

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more peas…42 ft of peas …hmmm …too much?? We’ll see..

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Another experiment for us…we have a new composter!  Second hand, new one..so excited to try it out . I love the design, its off the ground so it will stay neat and tidy , add the material and turn…ideal for our small yard looking forward see how it works!

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