Friday, August 17, 2012
a good day in the garden
Nicole and I have been getting allot done in the garden today. I took the tiller to the 2 beds that the potatoes came out of. The soil is so much better after months of being covered with straw and sawdust. I planted lettuce, red kohlrabi, yellow heirloom carrots, white turnips, red onions, chicory, arugula, and radishes. We also picked a 10 gallon bucket of heirloom tomatoes. Those will be used for sauce. I have so many tomatoes I need to process them right away or we get fruit fly’s in the kitchen. I also picked some yellow zucchini, green zucchini, and yellow pumpkin. I think we will make some carrot cakes in jars. You bake the cake in canning jars. Before they cool, you put the lids on them. They seal, and keep well for a long time. How long they keep, I don't know. But it's a good way to use up the pumpkins and zucchinis. I'll also freeze some of the squash. I want to order a new (bigger) freezer this weekend.