garden 2015, ed. 8

We just got back from vacation and holy cow has my garden gone crazy in a week! A few things I've done in my garden lately:

* I spent some time taming my tomato plants that have gotten very unruly.

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* I harvested cucumbers tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, and mint.

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  * I cut up the first round of peppers and froze them on cookie sheets, then put in ziplock bags.

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*  I tried making refrigerator pickles for the first time (recipe courtesy of my friend Lydia!) and LOVED them. They are so crunchy and delicious.  Never ever will I buy store bought pickles again!

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* I harvested purple basil and made a purple pesto  (kind of ugly, but really delicious) and froze it in ice cube trays so I have ready to use flavoring for stir fries or anything really!

* I canned dill pickles and whole tomatoes.

* I dried mint leaves for tea.

There is so much more harvesting, canning, and "putting up" to do.

I get so excited about growing and preserving my own food, it's silly.

But yummy.

All my other Garden 2015 posts:

Edition 1  Edition 2 Edition 3 Edition 4 Edition 5 Edition 6 Edition 7