I’ve been getting a few morsels out of my garden. First were the cucumbers. They were small but oh so delicious.
I’ve been getting basil which I made pesto out of, twice. I froze the leftovers in ice cube trays then sealed them in bags. I’ll use these this fall and winter in soups and pasta.
Peppers have also been coming on. Jalapeno, banana and a couple other kinds, I’ll roast these and freeze them also. They are wonderful in Quesadillas and soups. And lastly I picked just a few beets for my girlfriend, my mom and myself. I boiled mine and had them for lunch with a little butter, salt and pepper. They were great.
A couple of pictures of my gardens.
My main garden. I have tomatoes, beans, broccoli, kohlrabi, carrots, peppers, cucumbers and a variety of squash.
My secondary garden has beets, zucchini, yellow squash and onions.
Onions, red, white and yellow.
Next to the house I have an assortments of peppers and a couple of containers of basil.
Surrounding my gardens I have marigolds. Some are giant and some are the french ones. The giant marigolds are almost as tall as the tomatoes. I got the seed from another girlfriend who I think is a master gardener. She and her husband really helped me get started. They tilled twice and she’s the best for advice. I’ve never gardened in Montana and it is a little different from Oregon. I’m reaping so many benefits from our friendship.
That’s all for now. I hope to start canning soon. I love this time of year.