Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Garden as of 7/15

Large plot.
Small plot being taken over by the pumpkins. Remind me next year to put in one row of pumpkins in the big plot with LOTS of room to grow.
The vines are taking over. Yeah! Now it will be shaded enough for James.
Beans are going crazy. On the bottom right you can see my okra plants.
Look how cool that is.
Tomatoes finally turning color. Maybe they will be ready for pesto pasta salad on Saturday.
Cinderella pumpkin getting big.
I think this is a Musquee pumpkin, but with how much the pumpkin vines are intertwined I have no idea.
Happy gardener eating yummy strawberries.
New England pie pumpkin hanging in the tepee.
I think I have about 5 of them so far. Yum! Can't wait for Pumpkin pie.
Our first cucumber. At the top of the pic you can see a little guy starting to grow.
Little baby butternut squash. There are a lot of them on the vine. Yeah!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Putting by Zucchini

Look at all that zucchini. Making some bread today. Yum!

Ready for the freezer. This is one of the best ways to put zucchini in the freezer so it doesn't become mushy and yucky. You can add this to any recipe that calls for shredded zuke. I have it measured out in 2 cups for bread, but you can use it for pancakes and whatever else.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Still Comparing and Beans

It's just sad how the right one which was a transplant is so small and pathetic while the direct seed is huge and is sending off side shoots like crazy.
Lots of bean plant.
Another bean view.
The strawberries doing thier thing. We've been getting a few a day. They are yummy.
Our half plot. Yes, I put too many big pumpkins on the one side I know. Oh, well.

My First Canning Experience!

Yum! The four on the left are made with sugar. The four on the right are made with honey. I can see why it can be such an obsession.
Ok, well I had a brain fart and forget to say what I canned. Plums from my dad's overloaded tree. Wish I could go get more, but I probably won't be able to go up there until next week sometime. I don't know which variety they are, I think that went in one ear and out the other, if you really want to know I will find out for you.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Garden as of 7/4

So much greener lately. We finally got a sign for our plot.
Yeah, a pumpkin. Cinderella pumpkin. I have to go to the garden every day just to keep the plant from creeping everywhere except our plot.
New England Pie pumpkin hanging in the tepee. The vine supposeably will strengthen as the pumpkin grows, we'll see, its a small variety pumpkin so I think it will be alright.
Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. Yeah, for tomato's. After all my trouble with the transplant soil I thought I'd never have tomatoes. I need to go get some wedding favor bags so I can start saving seed. These are sungold tomatoes, I forgot, I can't save seed for them. They are my only hybrid. I can't wait to add them to pesto pasta though. Mmmmm.....