Wednesday, August 7, 2013
My cukes have given me a pretty good crop so far this season. Last year was a bust. I made 4 quarts of spicy dill refrigerator pickles over the week-end, and they are delicious. I marinade them for several hours and than refrigerate them for 10 days. Not sure if all 4 jars will make it that long. I see one being opened and devoured over the week-end.
I was able to harvest a few tomatoes. These are Black Krim and chocolate cherry. The cherry went into a salad and the others sliced with mayo. One of my Straight Eight cukes got away from me and started to turn yellow. I was able to savage the other end to add to my salad. The squash was fried for dinner.
I planted a mix of chili peppers this year. These chilies are huge. Not sure what type they are. Does anyone know what they could possibly be? I chopped them for the freezer. I'll use them in my chili over the winter.
My green beans are producing like crazy. I've put 4 gallons in the freezer so far. I should get another picking or two before I pull them. This is a mix of Blue Lake and Jade.
I found this little fellow on one of my bushes last week. First time that I've ever seen a snake on my property in the 20 years that I've lived here. Needless to say, I didn't hang around long after I spotted him. I think I set a new record for the 50 yard dash! Thankfully my significant other was there and removed him for me. What's happening in your garden?