Sunday, August 16, 2020

GARDEN UPDATE

 In the summer I stewed the peaches from our self sown tree behind the garage and then froze them in small lots.  I use them on my morning porridge.  The excess summer tomatoes I  froze raw in bags Both of these I have just finished this week so that is not bad going as I use a lot in casseroles etc.  The sweetcorn was from the market and  I froze in meal size packets after blanching and removing from the cob and I still have some of that left.

We have finished the cabbages and broccoli and I removed the cabbages yesterday and today Doug has weeded that bed ready for the early bean seedlings we bought the other day (a spur of the moment purchase).  It will be interesting to see how they do but they are good healthy seedlings (a punnet of green and one of yellow beans). 

Before he did that Doug fixed up the two water fountains and two lighthouses that fused during the heavy storm a few weeks ago.  He had to wait for them to dry out before he could work on them.  (Doug, of course, made the lighthouses).

A beautiful day today - started at 5 degrees and ended up at 18 degrees.


14 comments:

  1. Lovely lighthouse garden.Home grown produce is always the very best.

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    1. Doug is pleased to have the lighthouses glowing again and the fountains working.

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  2. You really live well all year round on what your garden produces. A good diet.
    Glad you've got a nice to enjoy

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    1. I think there will be a bit of a lull in the garden now except for swiss chard and spinach and some carrots.

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  3. You're so productive you make us all bow our heads in shame! Love seeing your home and surrounding area.

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    1. I don't know about that. I like my food and enjoy home grown produce and also the act of gardening.

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  4. Nice job with the garden produce. Doug is quite clever with those lighthouses.

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  5. A satisfying day all round!

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    1. Yes, I got cooking done while Doug was weeding.

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  6. That lighthouse is better than the ones sold at my work.

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    1. He always makes a good job of things like that.

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  7. How nice that you can garden in winter with those very nice temperatures.

    I never thought of freezing tomatoes.

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    1. This is the second year I have processed tomatoes this way. There is always so much to do when there is a glut that I thought I would try the easy way and was pleased with them. I put them in ziplock bags then when I want to use them I tip them into a stainless steel bowl and pour boiling water on them and the skin comes off easily.

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