Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Garden Bounty

One of the flower varieties I started from seed this spring, Viola Heartsease 'Bowles Black', has begun to bloom. I purchased the seeds from Select Seeds. I love the tiny, dark, velvety flowers! I am a little embarrassed to admit that it is still in a flat...I guess I'd better plant it in the ground really soon! I'm going to put it by the back door where the little plants will get seen.

Yesterday, while watching episodes 3 and 4 of The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (which I have just gotten hooked on and want to see the rest of), we shelled 20+ more cups of peas and froze them in 10 bags.

I am picking a lot of zucchini, the first yellow summer squash and the first small cucumbers too! Tonight for dinner, we had grilled teriyaki chicken, sauteed green and yellow squash and sliced cucumbers tossed in a little salt, pepper and red wine vinegar.

I have frozen nine bags of grated zucchini, so far.

And baked/frozen more loaves of zuke bread. Well, most of it gets frozen...of course some has to be sampled!

It is a fun time of year with so much to harvest from the garden. I don't manage to keep up with everything, but I share some over the fence with the neighbors, the dogs eat some and I can throw some into the compost bin too, so nothing really goes to waste.

1 comment:

knitseashore said...

You have been busy! That is a lot of peas! But I imagine that you will have plenty of vegetables through the winter too which is so much nicer than store-bought. Now I'm curious to see what other vegetables you'll have to harvest!