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Sunday, August 8, 2010

The garden is in full produce mode!

This is my favorite time of the year! Of course, it keeps me really busy, but I love it! The cucumbers had been coming in for a while, and I'd been getting herbs and some green beans, but we now have lots of tomatoes!
I've now made two batches of pickles- one dill and one sweet....relish is next.

Today I used some of my peppers in the smoker stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon. We'll have those with dinner. I also made a batch of roasted tomato salsa, and I will post the recipe this week.

This year is a first for the melons. I have 2 heirloom varieties I'm growing, and the first few are just starting to ripen. We are going to have a bunch!

I tried to take a picture from upstairs of the garden for you to see, but it didn't turn out well, and it's HOT out today, so I'm pulling the a/c card today :) I will take a picture for you this week, along with pictures of the canning I'll be doing to preserve all of this!


Gabrielle said...

Love the new layout.
Your melons look delicious!! I can't wait to see your recipes. How I wish I had that many jalapenos this year! Last year we had tons, and this year only a couple of handfuls. I guess the garden is like that sometimes. ;) Have fun canning!

Michelle said...

Thanks Gabrielle! I might have to send you some of my jalapenos if they don't slow down hehehe :)

TJ said...

I am so jealous! My garden is just not doing much, except for the cherry tomatoes. I have bushels of green ones right now. Pretty soon we will have 8 plants of ripe golden and red cherry toms. I cannot wait.

My bell peppers and large tomatoes are slowly producing, but I'm worried that it may be too late in the season for much to come of them.

I'm still holding out hope for the cukes, acorn squash and jalapenos.