Saturday, July 22, 2017

What did I grow? This isn't what I planted...

These fruits came from seeds I had labeled as butternut squash. Of course, they are not butternut squash but they are some type of squash. The fruits are yellow and white striped with flared ridges towards the bottom. Do these squashes look like anything in particular, or did I grow something new?

Big Cucumber harvest, squash, tomatoes from the garden +sunset

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pumpkins, Kajari, Watermelons, Cucumbers Trellis Garden VIDEO

Garden harvest + pumpkins turning orange

big pumpkin

one of the kajari melons growing

one of the many pumpkins growing in the garden

garden art sign

zucchini, yellow squash, toms, & cucumber harvest
half runner beans on trellis
cleaned up this mound to grow something else...maybe beans

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Food Should Be Free

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Garden dinner of cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, & yellow squash

I boiled the potatoes first and lightly cooked the yellow squash separately. The cucumbers had soaked in water and vinegar with salt and onions in the fridge for a couple of days. I sliced up tomatoes and served. All these veggies came from the garden!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Big Potato Harvest from grow bags & Buttercup squash harvest

About 15 grow bags grew one big bag of large to small potatoes
buttercup squash, crookneck, & weird squash + cucumbers & tomatoes

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I guess I'm the queen of mushrooms (more Chanterelles from the woods)

My grandpa always says the blackberries are ripe and ready to pick around the 4th of July. So around that time every year I go blackberry picking around my yard and forage for them in the woods. Every year since I have been foraging for blackberries, I have noticed that the Chanterelle and Chicken of the woods mushrooms grow around this time as well. From my experience with foraging for Chanterelle mushrooms, is that they grow scattered in patches together. In my neck of the woods, the Chanterelles are growing in the shade along the ground, and I have been finding them behind my house (which is a south facing hill.) I particularly have found Chanterelle mushrooms growing behind people's houses that are up against the woods, or at least not far into the woods.

This year I have picked blackberries alongside the chanterelle mushrooms, and today I foraged for more. I may cook these mushrooms on low heat and eat with noodles--which is usually how I eat the mushrooms. I also eat these with rice.

Cool looking squash + Made pickles

I planted seed that I had saved from a butternut squash, but I found out I am growing these cool squashes instead