PLANTED

I took the leap and planted all my tomatoes, peppers and eggplants today. If by some weird quirk we get a cold spell I'll just cover them. That is what the hoops are for on the raised beds. I also realized I need to build another raised bed. Gulp! Am I planting too much or not enough. If I am no longer blogging in August it might be because I am up to my ears in veggies and can no longer write. This is sort of scary not knowing if I've under or over planted. I know what I have sprouting in my garage under those lights and then I look at my yard and try to do the calculations. I am eyeing the grassy area around my pool. How bad would that look? I don't think I've ever seen a pool in the middle of a vegetable garden. But I can picture floating on a raft eating tomatoes! Hmmmm...not a bad idea????

Comments

Pricilla said…
One word...dehydrator.
The publicist dehdrated zucchini,tomatoes,mushrooms (not that she grew them)too many fruits to remember,peppers,and they worked beautifully.
There is only so much freezer space...
We are trying eggplant this year too.
Pricilla said…
I don't dehydrate everything because I like to have a variety of choices. My husband bought me a stainless steel one for my birthday. It depends on what you are drying but basically you lay out the sliced fruit/vegetable on the trays, turn the dehydrator on for the alloted time and then go about your life.

When the product is dried you store it. I put mine in canning jars. I have one of those vacuum seal things so I could suck all the air out of the jar.

I know that the woman who write the Rabbit Hill Farm blog is making a solar powered dehydrator which is also an option if you have a lot of sun.
Yve said…
Beautiful garden but I'm transfixed by the dog, he's sooooo cute - want him! Or her??? :o)
Thanks so much for finding my blog. Yes indeed, I think we have many similar interests so let's stay in touch.
Have a great weekend :)

BTW - my feeling is you can never grow too much because you can always give it away!

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Dia said…
Ditto to Scarlett - delightful to have you visit 'the Vale' . . . I also look at my yard & wonder where to start digging next! Envy you your seedlings in the garage, I shopped the master Gardener's plant sale last weekend, & have bunches of packets . . .
Don't know if you checked out my broom posts - but do!! Am loving my 'magic broom' - my oldest grand dau. asked 'is it really magic? Can you fly on it??" while her 4 yr old sister began dashing around on the broom . . .
Blessings