Monday, July 13, 2009
Busy not doin much
Today I have managed to stay busy not doing much. Had a few personal errands to run this morning then on to the garden this evening. Dug some potatoes to cook tomorrow. Picked almost 1/2 bushel green beans, found a few ripe tomatoes. I had a few peppers that were big and picked those off too. Went through the cucumber vines again and pick several that are too large for pickles, so I may use those and the peppers and some onions and maybe make some sweet relish tomorrow. Also got enough pickling size to make 5 more quarts of dill pickles.
The cabbage heads are starting to firm up and I have some of those to turn into something tasty also. But I am thinking canned red cabbage would be really pretty too. Maybe red sauerkraut would be nice too.
My new addition to the garden this year is tomatillos. I have never grown them before but a dear friend sent the seed to me and I planted them. Now I am going to be looking for good canning recipes to use those as well. That should be an interesting concept. But they are so cute growing, they look like little paper lanterns. From my reading they are best picked when the paper like husk just cracks open. We shall see.
With my early sweet corn being a loss, we had replanted more in the garden. I is about 8 inches tall and doing really well. Got the fertilizer on it tonight and Jason, my oldest son plowed it out. It looks so much better. I have high hopes for some late sweet corn. So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.