Saturday, June 19, 2010
Gardening for Home Grown Food
This is the side yard about 2 weeks ago and those cucumbers are running into the driveway. They are producing really heavy and I am going to be busy making pickles soon. One of my big crispers in the refrigerator is almost full. A friend just told me that one grape leaf in the bottom of each jar keeps the pickles crisp. Has anyone else ever heard of that trick?
While I was in Texas I ate some green tomato pickle relish. It was kind of like a sweet chutney. Wowzas it was delicious. I would love a recipe for that! Anybody have one?
We have a long hot growing season here so I plant from seeds directly. A good source of seed is a company called Home Town Seeds. They are on line. Right now they are offering a 20% off for seed orders and they have a cool survival seed kit. The seeds are not hybrids so you can save from your harvest for the next year. They have some nice heirloom seeds available. Enter a code that says thanks.
Survival Seed Bank Link.
and happy gardening. The summer is on us and it's hot. Pretty soon I am going to be canning everything.
The peach tree is just loaded. That's the thing about gardening you have a lot of work to do as your harvest comes in; but it's saved money in the bank. Ka ching Ka ching.