Thursday, October 28, 2010

I haven't given up on my garden have you?

I couldn't find homes for all the garlic.

I had so I went out in the sprinkles and planted what was left. What I wish is that the seed company would make a nice mixed package. I end up with more than I need and hate that I paid for it but long that I have a choice of garlic. I have three nice big bags I'm really enjoying eating. Next year I'll plant my own from the cloves I get this year. I have enough variety to do so.


This brings me to the thought that we could all save money
by sharing our seed buying.
I'd like to start a nice seed group.

Several of us are thinking about how to work this. The basic idea would be everyone decides what they will grow and how much seed/plant they need.
We hope you will trust us to help choose the best varieties to plant.
After we get the master list we would have each person buy a portion of the list and there would be a time to divide it all up.

I never use up a whole package of seed.
Do any of you? Maybe carrots and beets , but never broccoli, or Garlic! etc.
I welcome suggestions for how to organize this.

Now for the photos of what I picked while I was out planting garlic.
I will make soba soup with the chard and kale and herbs that remain.
Might be beans left.

I covered everything very tightly from the winds the last week and it's time to open things up so we don't get bugs hatching.
I want any bug life at rest when the freezes hit.
Crazy how you have to think a head but I do and it helps me have nice food to eat each year.

The funnest veggie I was able to grow this year was the rommanesco Broccoli. Sorry I didn't take a photo but it looks like a multi-pointed chartreuse alien!
Yummy and fun to grow.
Also the radicchio grew really well and I'm going to roast some with a recipe
I found online




This is my first year to grow Kohlrabi. I'm wondering how it will taste



This and two pumpkins are the only squash I got this year. These are giant size so they will make several meals. I miss the butternuts. We ate 4 Delicata and a fair bit of zucchini but it was not a good squash year.


The big gray ones are almost blue, the photo doesn't do it justice.

See my squashes heavy stems, this is what they do when I grow vertically, if you grow them on the ground they don't get such thick stems.  Amazing isn't it!

If you want to know what these squash or your own squash is look here.


http://whatscookingamerica.net/squash.htm

3 comments:

Kevin said...

I think that's a great idea. We definitely can't use all the seeds in even a single packet for most types of vegetables even in 2 years time.

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely to see your veggies Fonnell, - I do miss having a vegetable garden and having to rely on the fruit stands, - however this year they are filled with squash and pumpkins and we have been enjoying the squash and carving up the pumpkins.

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely to see your veggies Fonnell, - I do miss having a vegetable garden and having to rely on the fruit stands, - however this year they are filled with squash and pumpkins and we have been enjoying the squash and carving up the pumpkins.