I just thought I would do a little picture garden update.
I really need to get on the ball and do more with the stuff that's out in the garden.
I dub this The Year of the Cucumber, as I have made at least 5 batches of freezer pickles, plenty of Cucumbers and Onions, and have been slicing them and pawning them off to my children as the Snack of the Day . Speaking of which, I need to go out and pick again today and make some more pickles, since cucumbers are getting a bit old these days!
There are also Royal Burgundy Green Beans and Beets(and Beet Greens) calling my name out there. If I cut the Basil back (which I let flower to attract insect--yeah, that's it, lol), I can make more to put in the freezer...and maybe some pesto if I go get some gluten-free pasta one of these days...and a good recipe.
I tried making Gluten-free Zucchini Brownies using my own recipe(and my own not-quite-huge-zucchini)....just came out of the oven, so the jury is still out on that one...but they smell delicious!
Here's my Red Kale...eaten by worms. :-/ If I had the chickens now, they would be feasting on these....I will try planting a new row of this soon...and will pull most of the leaves off of these plants in the effort to give them a second chance at making food for us. I've heard a lot online about Kale Chips and want to try that at least once this year.
A butterfly on the volunteer Borage among the Red Kale.
This Kale is the plant that overwintered last year....I don't know much about Kale--is it too big to harvest? The worms seem to have left this plant pretty much alone and gone for the younger Kale.
A close-up of the big okra plants. I'm not sure, though, that we will be getting much Okra this year. The weather is already cooling down substantially and we planted a month later than last year!
The Okra in front of our Sweet Corn (which is hubby's domain) is doing the best--last year there was squash in this area.
One of my little Buttercup Squash, the vines of which have sprawled across the grass. I am scratching my head a bit, as this was supposed to be a bush plant!
There is more out there....like Elderberries for one....and hubby's "other garden" that I haven't looked into yet...