Plants, Seeds and Blooms

I love this weather when the temperature reaches into the seventies with a light, summery breeze blowing on my face. Lettuce and other greens are producing now and the garden is developing in stages. Sweet peppers are in before the rain tomorrow. Eighteen plants fit nicely in one of the big raised beds (4'x10'x2') in … Continue reading Plants, Seeds and Blooms

Roasted Veggie Harvest and Some Bread

This year I have benefited from an extraordinarily abundant crop of  sweet peppers and carrots which are some of my favorite things from the garden. Roasting veggies are a way of increasing  the richness in taste and  sugar content.  With carrots I start by quartering the larger ones so all of them are about the … Continue reading Roasted Veggie Harvest and Some Bread

Preserve Your Garden Harvest Easily

So many things to do. So little time. One of the best shortcuts I've found over the years for preserving the tomato harvest is  half-roasting or half-drying them. Quick and easy and it makes short work of a massive over-supply of tomatoes in a productive year.  Roasted Tomatoes - LARGE TOMATOES Quarter large tomatoes Place … Continue reading Preserve Your Garden Harvest Easily