Greetings from the Garden! This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, potatoes, celery, lettuce, cucumber, zucchini, onions. garlic. kale, corn, basil, and apples
Field Notes. Ken is getting the short season fall crops in now. The long season fall crops are doing well. He got the year’s compost mixed for next season. And in his spare time it’s mowing, weeding, and harvesting. Weeds that aren’t mowed will drop seeds for a new crop of weeds next year.
On the other hand, Ken wants to maintain blooming plants for all the pollinators. There is no perfect solution to mowing – maintaining flowers quandary
From the Kitchen. This week I am starting to think about winter. It is time to freeze and can some of the summer harvest. Some ideas include: freezing zucchini bread or even grated zucchini for future bread, making pesto from green herbs in freezer jam jars with a fine layer of olive oil on top and freezing for winter use, freezing whole tomatoes or canning tomatoes, freezing chopped bell peppers, cutting blanched corn off the cob and freezing, making apple sauce or dehydrating cored peeled apples, and drying the celery leaves for use like an herb in soups and stews.
I also buy items we do not grow like peaches and process them for later use. Consider buying volume, slightly blemished fruit and vegetables in season when bargains can be found and putting them by for later use. Canning tomatoes, for example, are available now.
‘Til Next Week, Judith and the Gang