Friday, July 18, 2014

Garden Update

This week we started filling up our pantry with jams and other treats from the garden all ready for the winter: cherry preserves, strawberry jam, radish relish, rhubarb sauce, frozen fruit and juiced kale, hung and dried garlic, and black raspberry jam.  It is immensely satisfying to collect fresh food straight from the garden and end with neatly lined up row of jars in the kitchen.

The biggest challenge at the moment is using up the never ending supply of zucchini coming in.  So far we've made bread, sauteed it, grilled it, made it into pasta, and cooked it into lasagna.  We're also harvesting beans, peas, berries, kale and of course we're drooling over the tomatoes that are hanging on the vines.





The herb garden is finally starting to improve.  If seems to be the favorite spot for any escaped hens to take dust baths, and the seeds have had a little bit of trouble getting the upper hand.




How's your garden growing?

Each Friday I share photos from our garden with an update about what we're doing, what's growing, and what we're eating.  I invite you to come play along, I love seeing what others are trying.  You can join the fun in 2 ways:

  • If you blog, I welcome you to write a post or share a post from that week about what's growing in your garden 
  • If you aren't a blogger, I invite you to join my gardening flickr group and share photos of your garden from this week
  • And last - if you don't want to blog or share photos, just follow along and check out all the links and photos and maybe share a comment with your own gardening experience from the week

1 comment:

  1. Your garden is looking fabulous! What a blessing to have so much home-grown food.
    Not much happening in our garden at the moment. Hope to have an update next week.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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