Monday, September 20, 2010

Garden Update

Well, I didn't update the garden progress like I intended. I actually started ignoring the garden itself - other than quickly grabbing some potatoes, carrots, or cucumbers. So, when the frost warning was issued and I was prompted to have a late night garden hunt with a flashlight, I was pleasantly surprised to rediscover some of my garden.
I had a lot more squash than I thought. I have a rubbermaid tub in the garage and threw a few on my counter. The flying saucer looking ones are pattypan (I think). A new one to me, not an exciting tasting one, so I might have to get creative. I had forgotten about the hot peppers also - fun to see some of them so big. I had almost given up on the kohlrabi, they just weren't doing much at all. But, I did find about 8 good sized ones!This is how I wish my brussel sprouts had looked when I cut down the stalk...

...but mine were signifcantly smaller.However, we still got a big bowl full. And, I have to say they were the best tasting ones I have ever eaten!! I have lots of herbs waiting to be dried. I dried out my lemon balm leaves in the oven overnight, so I am still enjoying tea. I blanched enough swiss chard for at least 8 batches of soup...
so, all in all it was a success, but I still will do some things differently next year!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did you dry your leaves, I want to try... crystal

Anonymous said...

I am going to try brussell sprouts next year. Hudson loves them
Those squash are so cute. I have some like that but they are still in the graden. i neglected my garden a bit too.
J'nea

Angela said...

I just got a huge squash from your mom in law's farm through Andrea the deliverer. Do you know if I can freeze it in washed chunks or do I have to blanch it first or just cook and puree it? I think I'd rather have it in chunks.

Anonymous said...

Janet, you are pretty much my hero! I never knew anyone who grew brussel sprouts.
AMY