Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What's Growing Wednesday

It's time again to share some pictures of how my gardens are doing. I'm savouring the last few weeks of these posts, since I know that the frosts will come soon enough and that will be the end of the garden for another year. The summer seems to have flown by.

This was my first year for a full herb garden and I'm delighted with how well it did.


I haven't used it as much as I had hoped though, because I was gone for quite a few weeks this summer and life has been insanely busy. I'm now rushing to pick herbs to dry in the dehydrator so that I don't waste so much. I have parsley drying as I type.

I also picked a variety of herbs to share with the chickens. The basket I brought to them was so colourful, I had to snap a picture of it.


The basil plants have all gone to flower but I did manage to make a few batches of pesto before they did. I wish I had picked more to dry though. And the dill has all gone to seed, since I never had enough cucumbers to make dill pickles this year. Since I'm not big on wasting, I have been picking the dill heads and saving the seeds.



As for the main veggie garden, it's pretty much looking the same as last week. I'm still picking beans and peppers to freeze and I have my last batch of onions hanging on the porch.


Alas, I still have not gotten around to making beet pickles, so I thought I would snap a picture of the beets that are still sitting in the garden. At least they're not going bad this way. Maybe next week will calm down enough for me to make them?


So there you have it, another week of gardens! How are all my other gardeners doing?

8 comments:

  1. lookin' good! my goal next spring is for the railing-planters'-boxes of herbs (nothing crazy - I don't want to grow more than we'd use!) but I would LOVE some basil and mint!

    (Our kale is still coming in, and we've got a few more green peppers to pick before our season ends!)

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    1. I've been attempting herb gardens for a while and this is my first year with a really good one. The problem I have with planters is that I forget to water them and then they die. The ground works best for me, I think. ;)

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  2. It is amazing how fast the summer went by! Your herb garden looks lovely. :)

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    1. I know! I can't believe next week is October!

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  3. Interested to see that your chickens like herbs. I have a little herb patch. Our guinea pigs like parsley, mint, chervil etc etc....and dandelions!

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    1. I never would have thought about giving herbs to chickens until I read the blog Fresh Eggs Daily. They seem to enjoy them!

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  4. Your peppers are amazing Jenn! Mine didn't get any bigger than my little finger.

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    1. Our peppers do amazing every year with little effort from us! We buy them as plants in May from the same place at our farmers market every year and we have been really pleased with them.

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