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Oregon October Garden Checklist

Can you believe it's the first day of Autumn already and almost October? The stores are filled with Halloween and Autumn decorations and quickly filling up more with Winter/Christmas decorations. Crazy! If you live in Oregon, OSU's Extension…

Autumn so soon?

Doesn't seem like the end of summer is just around the corner, but then again, the gray and rain we've gotten the past few days helps get over the weirdness of it. Garden clean up will commence this week, we'll get it all ready for winter and…
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Those hardy enough to survive, thrive

I just harvested enough green beans for dinner tonight. I didn't even know we had more than a few because of all the weeds, but on the 4th we managed to get out there and get a lot done. It looks a lot better but still has a ways to go. The…

Canning season

I hope everyone is having a good Memorial Day (and weekend)! We ran out of homemade jam early May and I could not find storebought that didn't have HFCS (we have corn allergies) or red food dye (sensitivities). So on the 18th I picked up…

Tomatoes & the inevitable salsa

I really did mess up with the tomatoes :lol They're all falling all over the place and planted so close together that a lot are falling into the middle of the whole mess and ripening and I can't see them. There's hundreds of tomatoes. It's…

What a bounty! Woohoo!

Wow. I haven't even set foot in the garden in 3-4 days because of the heat then rain and I was thrilled by what I found. Our first red roma tomatoes, crooknecks and zucchini, lots of corn and more. Check it all out :thumb And the…

Rain

So much for planning on weeding today. A big storm came in last night and will last all week. With the amount of rain we're going to get, I think the weeds might just take over :lol I did manage to get the zucchini shredded and frozen, and…

Almost baseball bats

I couldn't stand it any longer, I had to pick the 3 big zucchini :lol Going to make some zucchini bread and maybe a treat for the kids and shred and freeze the rest. Mmmm crookneck!
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Efforts rewarded

I thought it might be a good idea to check out the taters that were getting flooded over and over. The bottom 4 plants, the ones at the end of the line so to speak that keep getting the most water, got pulled up last night and turned into dinner.…

Drying parsley: a how-to in progress

Some random images and thoughts on drying parsley for the first time. I'll put it all into one post at the end if it turns out well! Started out with the biggest parsley, and grouped them into small bunches. Tied them with the left over twine…
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Those pictures I promised

I couldn't wait to get out and get pictures...I'm like a kid opening presents with this garden :lol Here's a pea pod: One of the ripening strawberries: And the tomatoes with their new supports (the smaller plants are the early girls that…

First Harvest

I noticed the radishes were looking rather large so I checked their packet and they are ready in only 30 days! Nice! So I went out and plucked the 4 biggest out of the ground. They taste...like radishes. Better then store bought but still,…