The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

What’s Growing

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The carrots are just about ready. I can’t wait to try this ‘Sunshine Mix.’ 
The cabbage is ready to go into the kraut crock. If you suffer from frequent heartburn, try adding more fermented foods to your diet, i.e. homemade sauerkraut – works wonders.
The cucumbers have climbed their tower.
 
The garlic has been drying in the shed but is now ready for eating.

Add a lots of basil … and yum, fresh pesto! Or on top of spaghetti, in a salad, sauteed with …

cherry tomatoes! I’ve been snacking on these every time I walk in the garden.

And there’s plenty for snacking!

The tiki tomatoes are climbing their torches.

These should ripen soon enough for one of my favorite breakfasts – a bagel with goat cheese, a big slice of tomato, some fresh basil, a sprinkle of sea salt, and cracked pepper.

The garlic chives are blooming.

And I hope this means that I’ll have fingerling potatoes to dig up!

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Author: Kathy Sturr

Cultivating art, growing soul, and creating plant-based food in the beautiful 1000 Islands, New York and Cedar Key, Old Florida.

5 thoughts on “What’s Growing

  1. My dad makes his own krauat – I have to say, I'm not a fan! Homegrown garlic and basil – definately a fan. I'be been putting fresh basil in almost everything I make, including my daily tomato and basil sandwich. YUMMMM!!!

  2. It all sounds (and looks) delicious! When was it again that you wanted me to come for dinner? -Jean

  3. Love the way you've made your veg. garden look good (esp. your tomato trellis!). I would love to see you at our weekly garden meme, the Tuesday Garden Party, if you're interested. We've got a good group there who like to virtually visit other's gardens each week:http://www.anoregoncottage.com/2010/08/tuesday-garden-party-planting-for-fall.html

  4. What a delicious harvest! I am getting ready to sow carrots and my cherry tomato plant is getting ready to produce again, once the heat of summer begins to wane.

  5. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I will have to try a tomato&basil sandwich once the slicers start to ripen – I second the yum. Jean you are welcome for dinner anytime! Thank you so much for your invite Jami. I will have to save a Tuesday. I hope to extend my growing season with a row cover and/or cold frame in the near future but I don't think I'll get my cherry tomatoes to produce again Noelle!

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