Thursday, August 23, 2012
After 12 hours on the road home from Alberta yesterday, we were glad stretch our limbs and relax at home. I wandered out to the garden and noticed that while we had been on vacation, the garden had kept on working. But I turned my back on it all until the morning.
This is what I harvested today. That pile of green beans is now in neat containers in the freezer, ready for soup or stew this winter. The potatoes are drying in the garage, and with some of the plums I made a fruit platz. The tomatoes will keep - we had some for lunch with toasted foccacia bread, mozzarella and pesto. A perfect summer sandwich.
Still to deal with - Savoy cabbage and red chard, both of which will keep. Squashes are ripening, beets are growing. I love this time of year - choosing what's for dinner according to what's ready in the garden. Just now, it seems like everything is ready!
What's happening in your garden these last days of August?