What are You Eating from the Garden?

YourRabbitGirl

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I just harvested my sweet corn. I dont have big freezer anymore so I cut the kernals off the cobs and bagged them before popping in my little freezer.
I love munching on these fresh off the plant but remembered to keep some back for next year.

Chamomile flowers are being routinely plucked every few days and dried in front of my open kitchen window. I dont like drying my herbs or flowers in the sun cos I think it ruins the essential oils in them, so try to keep them as cool as poss while they dry.
I love my bedtime chamomile tea.

Lemon Verbena, I pluck the older leaves to dry for alot of different uses and then when the new softer leaves grow out, these get plucked too and dried separately to add to my pot of tea.
Sometimes I just grab some leaves and rub them all over for that uplifting scent.
I like the older leaves to drop in the bath over winter and the younger leaves to add to my green tea.

My NZ heirloom peas- Whero, (no idea what that means and havent had a chance to find out yet), My trial of a dozen or so plants from seed that was almost too old yielded enough for a couple of meals or pea and ham soup with enough to plant out for a better crop next year, I have always wanted a yellow pea and was thrilled to find out that these dry out yellow. fresh, they look like any other green pea.
Little grandson and I have had a number of pleasant afternoons munching on the fresh peas as well.

My sole survivor cherry tomato has been growing out all over the path and giving me lovely sweet pear shaped toms that dont make it to the kitchen.

Plums- Hawera is a seedling of the Black Doris plum. I had to climb up onto my woodshed roof the get the last of these. My dog, Jack loves them as well.
The Louisa/Elephant heart plum has just about finished. These are just what you need on a hot summer day, so juicy and with no sour/tannin notes....only a few left on the tree.
Tomatoes, Potatoes, Chiles, and some mung beans... took care of some flowers.. watered all of them. Its all good..
 

Trish Stretton

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One Cherry tomato plant decided to start growing out over the path, so I have had a really good crop of these and yet more are coming along, just as well cos the rest off the died some time back.
Apples by the dozens- I got a dehydrator so I could cook these down and make fruit leathers with them.
The Peaches are almost done, but cos its been so hot and dry, they are a bit dry as well and not nearly as juicy as they usually are.
and my last cucumber for the season. The plant has succumbed to powdery mildew, so thats it for the season from them.
 

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There's a lot that I want to eat from my garden. But the most that I can harvest are tomatoes. lots and lots of tomatoes!
 

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Southerners take note.

I had collards!

It may have been simple negligence but I left some collards with the kale in the backyard beds. I thought that they were all on their way out and a few of the 2019 plants did die. However, some perked up about a week ago. They were much, much better tasting than last year. Even better (I think) than the Scotch kale is right now.

If the winter had not been the warmest that I can remember, I don't know how it would have gone for the collards.

Steve
 

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I made homemade beef soup last night with home canned potatoes, green beans & carrots. I also added curly kale from the garden and was yum! Asparagus is growing. We usually eat them raw since not enough at one time to cook. The purple passion variety has a nutty flavor which DH & I like a lot.
 
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