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What's in your Garden?

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
My basil plant has a few more batches of pesto left in it, I think. I have 10 in the freezer so far. I'm hoping to get 4 or 5 more batches. This week will be warm, so it should be ready for cutting by the weekend. Next year, I'd like to try some vegetables, maybe tomatoes and peppers. My neighbors have a raised plot with a wood border. I like that idea rather than digging in the ground. It'll be easier on my back. :D
 

Katrina

Deity
Location
Canada
The eggplants and tomatoes are finally starting to ripen. I picked two eggplants and turned them into Italian style pickled eggplant. Three jars in the fridge. I have to wait 24 hours before they're ready to eat. Can't wait!
 

Tom

Addicted Poster
Location
Upstate New York
I suppose that if you don't have a nice loam, you have problems of one sort or another. I've had to deal with clay more than sand- but not far from where I live, there are sandy areas, and gardeners there have to add lots of leaves and stuff to the soil so it holds moisture and plant nutrients better. Clay is tough to work because it's so heavy and it's even worse when it's wet.
 

Katrina

Deity
Location
Canada
I always envy folks who don't have to deal with this idiotic clay soil... :lol:
Ha! I used to feel that way. Now I live in an area full of rocks. Any time I want to plant something, I've got to dig out rocks first. I sort of miss the clay soil! My corn grew extremely well in it last year, as did my zucchini plants.
 

Katrina

Deity
Location
Canada
I harvested crab apples from a neighbour's yard (with permission). I'm going to make jelly with it this week, and also maybe some pie.

I also have lots of eggplants, so I'm thinking of making moussaka or maybe a vegan version of eggplant Parmesan.

There's lots of celery still growing. I've already made a double batch of celery soup. Then I used the tops for a green smoothie. More celery tops are in the freezer, which I'll use to make vegetable stock.

The tomatoes aren't doing very well. I mean, the actual plants are huge, but there aren't many tomatoes, and the ones growing are still green. I also suspect the animals have eaten some of the tomatoes that were almost ripe. Grrr.

The parsnips didn't grow properly. I think the soil is too dense. I'll have to amend it with straw or something.
 

Val

Extraterrestrial
I harvested crab apples from a neighbour's yard (with permission). I'm going to make jelly with it this week, and also maybe some pie.

I also have lots of eggplants, so I'm thinking of making moussaka or maybe a vegan version of eggplant Parmesan.

There's lots of celery still growing. I've already made a double batch of celery soup. Then I used the tops for a green smoothie. More celery tops are in the freezer, which I'll use to make vegetable stock.

The tomatoes aren't doing very well. I mean, the actual plants are huge, but there aren't many tomatoes, and the ones growing are still green. I also suspect the animals have eaten some of the tomatoes that were almost ripe. Grrr.

The parsnips didn't grow properly. I think the soil is too dense. I'll have to amend it with straw or something.
I put "like" for the 1st 3 parts. Sorry about your tomatoes and parsnips. We ditched the idea of growing tomatoes a long ago. They fail to ripen even in the greenhouse. At least, we managed to grow cuckes, beets and lettuce in that greenhouse.
 
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