What Did You Cook and Eat From Your Garden Today?

journey11

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@journey11 was asking about weather effects. Here's one I haven't noticed.

Purslane really likes my gardens. I ran the rototiller through a lot of it about a week ago. There have been 2 days with temperatures above 100° since. Today I was out there pulling it yet again, in mid-90's heat.

I'm not surprised. One time, I laid a purslane plant upside down on a concrete block at the edge of my garden. After 3 weeks during the hottest part of the summer, it had righted itself and was blooming!

It was no surprise to find a plant completely recovered from its "transplanting shock" lying in the sun with absolutely no soil on it's roots. I was taken a little aback however, when I pulled a piece of a purslane stem from under a corn leaf that had mercifully grown over it during the week. It was perfectly fine and healthy. I don't know if it intended to grow any roots or needed to. Or, if it would just go ahead, bloom, and set seeds lying there half under a corn leaf.

Pulling it and carrying it out of the garden or completely burying purslane - the only ways to be rid of that plant!

Steve
Yeah, tilling just multiplies it. It will root from a tiny piece, just like a succulent. Well, it is a succulent, I mean.
 

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The Matilde cucumbers in the greenhouse are coming fast and furious, so I had to get serious about making pickles. This afternoon I will be pickling garlic scapes. You have to love it when your hard work starts to pay dividends.



 

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Had that pumpkin pasta casserole yesterday but also cut up and baked this:


The picture first appeared in @catjac1975 's "show off your pumpkins" thread, here: LINK (There is a later picture of it after frost killed the vine during the last days of September ...)

The yield from this winter squash was 19.5# of pulp! I'm waiting right now for a couple of pies to bake and have just finished my 2nd breakfast, this time with pumpkin (squash) pancakes :).

Steve
 
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