it’s tomato season at last!!!

---, My Harvests, Tomatoes
I have buckets full of beautiful red tomatoes now! It’s amazing we get through the whole rest of the year without these glorious garden fresh tomatoes. My tomatoes ripened quite a bit later this year than previous years, but it looks like I’ll make up for that by having LOTS!!…
 
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today’s harvest

---, My Harvests
Oh my goodness! So much bounty from the garden. I used harvests from this past week today to make two pickle recipes as well as cucumber salad and sauteed zucchini for dinner tonight.
 
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today’s harvest – eggplants!

---, My Harvests, Pests & Pathogens
My first eggplants of the season!! I am excited to harvest these. Eggplants have trouble growing in my garden because of flea beetles. Last year I had didn’t get any eggplants, though I planted a dozen plants. The leaves had more holes than green, the plants barely grew, and no…
 
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today’s harvest – garlic!!

---, My Harvests
This is my garlic harvest!! Plus a few onions and some dill. I am pleased with my garlic this year. About 70 nice big heads. I will wash them, then let then dry in the sun a day or so, and then trim the roots and stems. This is a…
 
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today’s harvest

---, My Harvests
I love it when I can bring in a basket filled with all sorts of vegetables. Today I have bok choy, round cabbage, Chinese cabbage, broccolini, radicchio, some red oak leaf lettuce, pickling cucumbers, and summer squashes: yellow, patty pan and zucchini. I think there is some basil in there…
 
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4th of July harvest

---, My Harvests
My 4th of July harvest is escarole and basil. I ended up with way too much, so this is the box I put out to share with my neighbors. I thought the big heads of escarole looked nice broken in half and tied with a string. This way the blanched…
 
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today’s harvest

---, My Harvests
I have an overabundance of lettuce, so I put it out on a table by my mailbox. It disappears fast. There is escarole, broadleaf and frissee in the left box and lettuce in the right one.
 
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mushrooms!!!

---, My Harvests
I was amazed to notice today that I had Shitake mushrooms growing on logs I cultured last winter. Wow!! My husband and I drilled lots of little holes and hammered in a lot of mushroom cultures that I bought. Five or six types, each on the type of wood they…
 
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