I will update info and add links on all plants grown this year soon. Here are some pics, and a few details, on the garden happenings the last few months. Whew! Too busy to write much now, but check back soon. I welcome any southeastern gardener’s input, or anyone’s thoughts at all. Thanks!
Cherokee Wax Beans
‘Ejote Silvestre’ is a disease resistant, delicious bean that is also beautiful. See the gorgeous purple bloom of this plant in my previous post.
Bed #1 August 2017. Lots of Jalapenos from this bed this year. I love them! I pickled some & they are amazing. Also in this bed is Rosemary, Oregano, Lemon Balm, Peppermint, 2 types of beans, & now I have cabbages & lettuces & radishes planted here too.
Bed#2 August-Mostly Peppers-Tabasco, Green Bell, Orange Baby Bell, Cucumbers, Lots of Herbs like Parsley & Basil. Also Potatoes, Garlic, Peas, Baby Pumpkins, Wow! so much fits in this 3′ x 8′ space
3rd amazing Basil harvest this year, at least! My husband & I made this & some other herbs & ingredients into my first homegrown, homemade pesto later that week.
My first time growing Red Cabbage & Brussels Sprouts. I love both so much! Fingers crossed I get a harvest.
New seeds for my cool season garden- also a first this year. Two kinds of peas-Sugar Daddy & Sugar Snap. 2 Lettuces-Salad Bowl & Tom Thumb, Also Dill & Broccoli. All are doing great!
I bought transplants because Walter Reeves recommended transplants instead of seeds.
This is planting time first week of Sept. They are bigger now, but it is still so HOT. End of Sept & it was 92 yesterday. Hope they take off after it cools down.
But wait … there’s more!
Early Sept, Cabbages & Lettuces, & Peas planted.
More Jalapenos & still more on the plants now
Very little rain, other than Hurricane Irma, so I water.
Mid Sept. A few tomatoes. Very bad year for tomatoes I’ve heard.
More Basil for pesto!
Amazing Herb Pesto!!! I will post the recipe for this soon.
We used almonds instead of pine nuts in the pesto, and it was incredible. I gave it away as a gift, but had some left over. It was one of the most flavorful and delightful mixtures I have ever tasted. Using many fresh herbs from my garden including Basil, Rosemary, Parsley, and Oregano makes me happy. Yay!
I only had a few strawberries this year, so these berries are storebought. I turned them into refrigerator jam. My first try & wow this jam is good. Easier than canning it for long term preservation, this method allows the jam to keep in the fridge for about a month.
I picked this orange baby bell early because I wanted more blooms sooner. And now there are 4 gorgeous peppers that will be ready this week!