Leftover tomato paste waiting it’s turn into the ice cube trays and then stored in the freezer. 1-2 cubes are a pretty good size for cooking with over the winter.

Leftover tomato paste waiting it’s turn into the ice cube trays and then stored in the freezer. 1-2 cubes are a pretty good size for cooking with over the winter.

good4youherbals:

at the boulder farmers market today 🍆🍅🌽

katesgarden:

The greenhouse has been very productive this year, the tomatoes have been delicious but are nearly over now :-(

Cucumbers are on the way and aubergines have some lovely flowers (fingers crossed!)

braggacres:

Heirloom pole beans, cherry tomatoes, and basil, in a lemon-sumac dressing.

braggacres:

Heirloom pole beans, cherry tomatoes, and basil, in a lemon-sumac dressing.

Tags: grow food

Heirloom Waltham Butternut squash and carrots roasted with fresh sage from the garden

Heirloom Waltham Butternut squash and carrots roasted with fresh sage from the garden

Wild muscadine time. Long pants,boots and an agility test daily. Last year the briars got their licks in.

Sweet Potato progress

Looking like harvest will be about mid September

Sweet Potato progress

Looking like harvest will be about mid September

sweetdomesticity:

Blogged on Sweet Domesticity: Saving Lettuce Seed

When gardeners see their favorite lettuce start to bolt, it usually means it’s time to pull it and start over with another planting, but if your favorite lettuce happens to be an open pollinated variety, it can also mean it’s time to replenish your lettuce seed supply! (click to read full post)

solarinnovationsgreenhouse:

A small break out of aphids and white flies in the Solar Innovations, Inc. greenhouse calls for a natural remedy. After introducing this fella to the greenhouse, he graciously posed for some glamour shots, while cleaning himself like a cat.
"BRING IN THE PRAYING MANTIS!"

solarinnovationsgreenhouse:

A small break out of aphids and white flies in the Solar Innovations, Inc. greenhouse calls for a natural remedy. After introducing this fella to the greenhouse, he graciously posed for some glamour shots, while cleaning himself like a cat.

"BRING IN THE PRAYING MANTIS!"

(via kihaku-gato)

simplelivingfarm:

Harvest

Tags: grow food

artfromthefuture:

Okra dokie by Captain Tenneal on Flickr.

Embrace the Slime

artfromthefuture:

Okra dokie by Captain Tenneal on Flickr.

Embrace the Slime

Tags: okra

biodiverseed:

roritx:

First harvested Italian heirloom Tromboncino squash. Ground-, to mid-thigh-long, but then again I’m pretty hobbit-like.

And what does that thing taste like?
#cucurbits #squash #gourds 

This has become my favorite summer squash. The flavor is mild and reminds you of a sweet winter squash without the hard skin but what really won me over was the texture. Unlike zucchini or traditional yellow squashes it does not have an overwhelming water content so when it cooks it keeps a very pleasant solid texture. It was great on the grill, sliced up well and was wonderful shredded raw in salads and wraps. You could cut one into 6” blocks and store it in the fridge for a week or longer without spoiling. The flowers are absolutely huge if you like to batter and stuff them. I only planted two of them but they will need a sturdy fence or trellis to climb on. They spread out at least 8’, the fruit averaged 2.5-3 lbs each and kept producing long past 3 rounds of summer squashes. My only regret is not letting any mature long enough to test how they store as a winter squash.

biodiverseed:

roritx:

First harvested Italian heirloom Tromboncino squash. Ground-, to mid-thigh-long, but then again I’m pretty hobbit-like.

And what does that thing taste like?

#cucurbits #squash #gourds

This has become my favorite summer squash. The flavor is mild and reminds you of a sweet winter squash without the hard skin but what really won me over was the texture. Unlike zucchini or traditional yellow squashes it does not have an overwhelming water content so when it cooks it keeps a very pleasant solid texture. It was great on the grill, sliced up well and was wonderful shredded raw in salads and wraps. You could cut one into 6” blocks and store it in the fridge for a week or longer without spoiling. The flowers are absolutely huge if you like to batter and stuff them. I only planted two of them but they will need a sturdy fence or trellis to climb on. They spread out at least 8’, the fruit averaged 2.5-3 lbs each and kept producing long past 3 rounds of summer squashes. My only regret is not letting any mature long enough to test how they store as a winter squash.

jeanpolfus:

Purple Bee Balm is also known as Monarda. The leaves are very aromatic and can be used as a tea or to replace mint. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds, making it a nice garden flower. The plant also has many medical properties and was used as an antiseptic by Native Americans.

jeanpolfus:

Purple Bee Balm is also known as Monarda. The leaves are very aromatic and can be used as a tea or to replace mint. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds, making it a nice garden flower. The plant also has many medical properties and was used as an antiseptic by Native Americans.

Chipotle Pepperskhaiti

From last years garden. Still waiting on this years jalapeño peppers to turn red so I can smoke them. I’ll can some in adobo sauce and dry some.

Chipotle Peppers
khaiti

From last years garden. Still waiting on this years jalapeño peppers to turn red so I can smoke them. I’ll can some in adobo sauce and dry some.