Archive for August, 2010

Beet It!

Friday, August 27th, 2010

I pulled a bunch of beets recently. They were about an inch-and-a-half in diameter. Picking them is also a thinning process so the remaining ones can get bigger.

I pickled the beets. They were delicious.

I got eight crookneck squash that are ready to pick and more coming along. I still have beans to pick as well as cucumbers, but the cucumbers are starting to slow down.

Lettuce Begin Again

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

I’ve thrown out the old lettuce and other salad plants and started new ones. I’m going to grow more lettuce, red cabbage, and rainbow swiss chard that has red and yellow stalks.

And I’m even going to grow purple sprouting broccoli. It grows all winter, is hardy to the frost and then in the spring, around easter, you get broccoli to eat. And because it is ready so early in the spring they don’t get worms on them and the heads are really soft and yummy.

Peachy Keen!

Friday, August 13th, 2010

All my peaches are ripening. They are juicy and sweet. The ones I’m growing have peach fuzz. I kind of like the fuzz, but the skin is tougher so I peel it off before eating.

Lots of green tomatoes on my vines. The SunGolds are ripening and I’m eating them daily. The others are not there yet. I hope summer hangs in there for a while.

The hot peppers are looking better than the big peppers.

What a Mixed Up Summer!

Friday, August 6th, 2010

There were a few good days this week. Warm weather, the tomatoes and squash were ripening. We need more days like that.

I’ve been picking my pole beans and bush beans. I’m going to pull up the beets this weekend. They are crowding the cucumbers.

I picked a few peaches this past week. Yummy.