So many things have grown and flowered. Now the payoff moment…harvest. I am so blessed by the abundance of vegetables and herbs that my garden is putting forth. These cucumbers were all turned into Spicy Dill Pickles today.
The beets have been sitting the the ground, yesterday I noticed that they were super crowded so they joined the pickling party as well.
After a day of pickling…I have 12 pint jars for the pantry
The Italian Pole Beans are also beginning to bean
They are green inside…and turn green when you cook them. We have not cooked any yet…we have been just eating them straight off the plant.
Plenty of zucchini…Let me know if you would like some.
The Evening Sun Sunflowers are starting to bloom
No one told the Sugar Baby Pumpkins that it is only July :-)….guess we are going to have lots of pie
Baby Watermelon…so cute
The San Marzano tomato that thinks it is taking over the entire left wing of the garden
The hubs has finally admitted that he did not think it was going to be so wonderful. He even built me a new shelf for all the food we are putting up in jars.
Last week we received 40 pounds of Santa Rosa Plums from local Sonoma trees. I made Spiced Plum Butter, Plum Jam and Plum Chutney.
Making a place for the tomatoes that I am gearing up for in the next week or so.
Happy Canning Days…
Dear Gramma… I dug into one of the potato towers…here is what we found…? Isn’t there supposed to be potatoes right there?