Friday, November 21, 2008

First Snow

This morning saw the first blanket of snow on the herb garden and pumpkins left out for the squirrels. Hopefully the fresh herbs still in the garden will survive until next week for Thanksgiving dinner. The Broccoli seeds under the bell jars have sprouted! Nothing else has started to come up and I doubt they will at this point. We have had some very cold nights.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Late Season Crops

I decided to try some very late season veggies. This morning I sowed Broccoli, Carrots, and Lettuce seeds. It's been relatively mild so far this Fall. I've always wanted to try a late Fall/early Winter crop. It would be incredible to be able to harvest something for a Holiday meal directly from the garden.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ice Box Pickles

What to do with the last crop of green tomatoes....

Bring to a boil...
1 quart Apple Cider Vinegar
1 quart water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup salt

pack clean jars with:
Sliced onions
Cayenne peppers
Herbs & Spices
(I used Oregano, Dill, Curry, Clove, Black Pepper, Lemon Grass)
Garlic cloves
Sliced Green Tomatoes

Fill jars with boiling vinegar mixture
Put jars in the back of the Ice Box for at least two weeks