Saturday, September 10, 2011
Summer Garden Is Coming To A Close
I decided to pull the zucchini plant to make room for the fall veggies. I was able to blanch and freeze 2 quarts from my final harvest for zucchini bread this winter.
The tomatoes plants are still producing, but they're turning red slowly. I have quite a few green tomatoes left on the vines, so I'm hoping for a good harvest within the next week or 2 so I can put away a few more quarts for soup and salsa.
I was able to harvest a few green beans, which I was very happy to see as I replanted them 4 times because the groundhogs ate them down, lol. I was so excited that I planted a few bush beans. I don't know if I'll see a harvest since it's so late in the season, but it doesn't hurt to try. Next year, I'll suit up for my battle with the groundhog early, and hopefully I'll see a bigger and better harvest. I've fried my last eggplant of the season. It was better than the first one that I harvested, yum.
My peppers have done great this season. I plan to use these in my next batch of salsa. I love the yellow and orange colors mixed with the red peppers and tomatoes. I still have abundance of chili, banana, and jalapenos on the vines. I'm going to make a few pints of pickled cauliflower, carrots, and pepper mix this week. My 4 year old grandson and daughter loves it, lol.
I decided to plant peas, carrots, and collards in my fall garden. Stay tuned.