Friday, September 29, 2006

End of September garden report

Stuff is growing.
I might have grown too many tomato plants. I haven't gotten a lot of tomatoes, due to the extreme heat and the stupid squirrels eating the green ones. The tomato plants are taking up a lot of real estate for with little I've gotten so I may not be as willing next year to have more than 5 plants.
The Swiss Chard has been good. If I need something green to eat there has always been enough of the stuff to go out in the yard and cut off a bunch or just rip a whole plant out. Saute some garlic and shallots in a pan, cut up the chard, throw in pan, wilt, ta-da, dinner veggie.
There is a lot of cilantro. I've been making some Thai salad with them, as well as a limey tequila ceviche, but not so much tubule (because of the lack of tomatoes). I think I replanted the seeds about a month or two ago.
I've completely spent the arugula. I've eaten so much of that lettuce that there isn't much left of the plant.
More onions would be good as I have been using a number of the spring onions in various dishes. I also need to not plant certain onions near other types of onions as their tops look alike, but there bottoms are very different.
The beans keep going and going, despite my efforts. I rolled them in a corner, where they wouldn't get a lot of light, and they still produce.


At 9/29/2006 8:54 AM, Anonymous Yt said...

I was able to harvest about 30 yummy miniature blonde looking but very sweet and juicy peaches from my dwarf tree for the first time in four years. The tree's been almost destroyed by storms and fallen big tree limbs in past rears. The fruit usually got ravaged by blue jays and other birds until I finally covered it with a net this year. My mustard greens came back in full force from last year. And just last week, I put away about 8 containers of pesto in the fridge after harvesting the lasted crop of basil. Pesto in white cannelli beans (canned) is one of my favorite winter side dishes.

The pretty girls at Starbucks NJ Ave and E St downtown deserve some of the credit for helping me with the spent espresso grounds.

At 9/29/2006 10:11 AM, Blogger Mari said...

Pesto. I left out the basil. Basil is fine. I have two little jars of the stuff. When I get enough peppermint then peppermint/basil pesto can be made.

At 9/29/2006 5:35 PM, Blogger dc gal said...

Mmmm....I can almost smell the aroma of all that basil and cilantro.

At 9/30/2006 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In France, we had horseradish in the garden, have you ever tried it here?

Martine Vose

At 9/30/2006 6:25 PM, Blogger Mari said...

Horseradish. Nope, of the things I grow but for some odd reason don't eat, that's not one of them.

At 10/03/2006 2:12 PM, Anonymous jimbo said...

I was hamstrung by severe lack of light. That damn mulberry tree blocked out all the sun for my sunflowers, making them spindly. My illegal castor bean plants didn't even get huge and menacing. The 'dark garden' out back fared better, but many of my fishpond plants prefer direct sunlight, which I just don't get either out front or out back.


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