So onto canning recipe number two and the spicy pickled beans. My original thinking about making the spicy pickled beans, was as a garnish for my occasional bloody mary’s. Plus this is another way for me to clear out all the bean plants, so that I can get the plot ready for a second planting of beans in a few weeks. Continue reading
I haven’t posted any garden pics in a while, so here is a giant dump of pics from the past month.
On a side note during a random conversation with my next door neighbor who works on a organic CSA farm. We started to talk about my backyard garden and I was telling him about some of the disease issues that I was having with my tomatoes. And he was telling me that some of the seeds that Lowe’s was selling this year were infected with powdery mildew. And in an unrelated conversation my mom was also telling me about disease issues with tomato & cucumber plants this year. Continue reading
I’m going to a dinner party on Friday, so I’m bring along some vegetables in include in the menu. This year, like every year I’ve got a ton of jalapeños & pickling cucumbers. Most of the tomatoes on the vine are still green, so it will probably be another couple of weeks before they are ripe. I did have one green pepper plant & both habanero plants die out of no where. So I was only able to harvest one habanero, maybe I’ll have better luck next year.
Here are a couple of quick shots of the garden in the backyard. The yellow squash, cucumbers & wax beans seem to be doing well. But the tomatoes and peppers seem to be more slow going this year. I guess this is a lesson learned for me, for having started the garden so late in the year. Better luck next year.