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So Many Potatoes

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The garden is still struggling on.  We haven’t had much rain yet here and that means the tomatoes have contiued to produce without splitting too much.  I think these might finally be the last of the zucchini and cucumbers.  I still have a lot of potatoes to dig, but I’m really happy with how many the first trench produced.

I still have a full trench and 8 hills to dig.  I’m definitely planting potatoes next year.  The return was huge in comparison to my output.  I do need to pay more attention to the plants and make sure that I build the hills up over the season.  I think some more shavings and nestbox filler will definitely make digging the potatoes easy and it’s a great use of those bits of rabbit gunk.  I do love using my rabbit manure for making a delightfully fertilized garden.

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Lest You Think There Is No More Produce

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There is still some lovely produce in the garden. The tomatoes are producing well. The zucchini is winding down finally. I have to admit that I am happy to see some of this zucchini die. I really did plant too much of it and I am ready to stop picking it. I’m almost to the point where I can tear out the plants and not feel badly.

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The cucumbers are nearly gone too. I still have a few of these strange cucumbers coming up. I did not plant these intentionally. The plant grew from one of the seeds in my packet of course, but this was not one of the cucumber breeds I bought. Anyway, I just think they are kind of strange looking.


The Garden Just Goes and Goes

A few days of picking the garden continues to produce a lot of lovely veggies. The zucchini keep going and going and going. I think the green beans are finally slowing down though. And the basil is on its last legs. I’ve picked the flower heads at least 3 times. I might be able to snag one more picking from them before the frost sets in this fall though. The okra is essentially dead. We never really ate any of the okra because Avi claimed there was not enough okra ready at any one time. The little thai chili plant is loaded with peppers so I’m sure we will be enjoying those in the days to come. In a few weeks the garden will be asleep for the year and I’ll finally be able to share more of my knitting in progress! Not that sharing the garden is not fun, but I am missing the knitting around here.

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More Veggies!

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Cucumbers, zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, and some potatoes. I am enjoying myself so much. The garden is a lot of work, but I really do love the produce and how healthy I feel from digging around in the dirt. Plus. So. MUCH. Satisfaction. Building a dish or a sauce with things I have grown. I’m sure there will be a few more photos of the lovely garden produce before the season is over!


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Vegetables in the Garden

I’m sure the garden has grown a lot while I’ve been away at TNNA. Here is how it looked just before I left.

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Kale’s eye view.

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The peppers are all in a line.

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The onions look stately. Tiny, but stately.

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The tomatoes are all planted and the potatoes are behind them.

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You can sort of see the green beans and peas in this shot. It’s a bit of a long view of the garden.


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Yummy

I’m not sure if I have talked about Pasta Pronto before, but it is one of my favorite pasta places in Oregon. I particularly love their chicken, pear, hazelnut, and gorgonzola pasta dish. It is salty and sweet, creamy, sproingy, and crunchy. I love the flavors.

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Sometimes, though, I decide to try something a little different.

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In this case a daily special: wild mushroom stuffed ravioli in a rosy cream sauce with vegetables. It was pretty yummy too.