As The Trowel Turns…
The vegetable garden is in full bloom… Here’s what’s happening behind my garden gate.
This year I decided to try something different. I planted some of my corn in containers. I plan on wheeling the pots to the front of the house when it comes time to decorate for fall. That way I don’t have to worry about the corn stalks falling over like they have in years past and I can place pumpkins all around the base of the pots for a festive Marthaish look.
The chives I planted several years ago are going to seed. Have you ever collected seeds before? Seed Sowing and Saving is a great resource on the topic. The book’s detailed pictures and step by step instruction are perfect for the beginner. For the chives I’ll simply snip the tops off and shake the seed heads into a small paper bag. Even though this is a perennial plant (for Western Washington) I still like to have plenty of chive seeds on hand to expand my chive plot each year and to share with friends.
And last bu not least, zucchini season is in full swing. 🙂 I think I picked at least 10 of them yesterday and I’ve been busy making zucchini bread all week. A few batches of zucchini relish are also on my radar… But after I’ve baked all the bread and canned all the relish I want… then what? I’m left wondering what I’ll do with all the rest of the zucchini growing in the garden. Do YOU have any ideas? How are you planning on using your excess summer squash this year?
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