The nights are getting chilly around here ... my husband says it's "Mexican weather." Time to bring in as many tomatoes as possible. I made a big batch of spaghetti sauce. Spaghetti is one of my favorite meals. We also made tomato juice, a family recipe - with extra tomatoes we bought from the Amish farm - so refreshing in the middle of winter! It also makes a #@!* good bloody mary.
I've been harvesting brussel sprouts for dinners. Had a little trouble with black rot on these and ended up trimming off the bottom leaves and using a copper spray to keep it at bay. If I had caught it a little earlier I don't think it would have been troublesome at all. Not bad for my first attempt at growing these little brussels - I still have a good harvest. But sure would welcome any tips or advice from vegetable gurus.
Still harvesting the super swiss chard! And it still tastes and looks beautiful. This plant would look good in any border or landscape whether you ate it or not. Definitely on my list for next year.
My potatoes look like alien creatures! Maybe I'll put them out for Halloween.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Next year I will grow all the root vegetables in the raised beds. Nice soft dirt should make for more appetizing shapes, right?
Nasturtium is taking over my potager. It's a jungle creeping into my paths and climbing over my beds.
The flowers look so beautiful to me, how could I eat one?
I never did ... until now. Why not? It's a jungle out there! The flowers are delicious - the leaves are good, too. I am now a shameless flower eater. I love how they look and taste in my salads. Borage is another I've been munching on and will grow again for next year.
Taste before beauty I say.