Most nights I can after the boys, or at least AJ, go to bed. Other than green beans, I’ve also been canning pickled zucchini (delicious!), tomatoes, and pickled hot cherry peppers.
For the pickled zucchini, I just substituted zucchini in place of cucumbers in a dill pickle recipe. I was worried that they would be mushy, but they were very similar to a dill pickle. I even did some spicy ones and everyone loves them…expect for HD. He likes the dill pickles from the store better. Oh, well, that leaves more for me! I will be doing a LOT more of this next summer!
The tomatoes have been going crazy. There are so many of them, but they are small. I planted all Romas this year, but they are about the size of large cherry tomatoes.
This was my first year planting herbs, and the rosemary, dill and parsley did great. The basil got eaten by grasshoppers, the cilantro I pulled up early because it wasn’t doing very well and the oregano didn’t turn out well either.
I’m trying pickled hot cherry peppers this year for the first time. Hopefully the recipe that I looked up turns out good! My sister, Megan, has already requested a jar!
So, that’s what I’ve been up to lately. Oh, yeah, and freezing 28 two cup bags of sweet corn and 26 dozen jalapeños. And there’s a lot more jalapeños growing right now!
The only major disappointment this year in my garden are the pumpkins and gourds. They are all dying already and there are some nice pumpkins out there. I have a feeling that they are not going to last until Halloween! Bummer!
Hopefully it will slow down for awhile and I’ll be able to blog more! Talk to you soon!