Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thrifty Vegetables: Still Growing Our Own

This picture is from a couple of weeks ago. The produce is from our Community Garden. We've come a long way, and we'll only continue to grow (pun intended).

Right now my first Black Seaman tomato is finally ripening (after sitting green on the vine for a month, torturing me). I have plenty of bell peppers waiting for me in my garden plot and in pots at my apartment. I'm letting some more eggplants grow and I have tomatoes, eggplants, and bell peppers in the fridge ready to be sliced and eaten or frozen.

"Garden Scramble" from Ani Phyo's raw food cookbook. It's not very photogenic, but it was delicious and made from home grown veggies. She makes a variation of it on YouTube

Since it's actually easier to grow vegetables from Late August to November here in sweltering, humid North Florida I'm starting some fall seeds now. Tonight I'm going for:

- Tomatoes (Zapotec Pink Pleated, Black Seaman, Cherokee Purple, Stiped Roman. ONE of each)
- Nasturtrium
- Purple Basil
- Various mints
- Assorted Herbs (starting an herb bed at the community garden)

What are you growing this year? I can't wait to get back out to the garden and cultivate some more beauties.

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  1. Indeed they are- tastier, and they stay fresh for so much longer.

  2. Hi. Im following you from twee poppets. I would love to grow my own veggies one day.

  3. thanks for sharing this, I just LOVE fresh, homegrown (or community garden grown!:)) veggies. So glad to meet you, thanks for linking up to "AP Tuesdays!"

  4. Those veggies look amazing! Following you from TTA!

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  6. Oh there is nothing better than fresh veggies! And...they taste so much better too!

  7. Nothing beats fresh veggies, huh? Following from TTA & AP Tuesday! :)

  8. Oh yes we eat veggies from our own garden too today, mmmm so good.

  9. Good for you! I had a post last week about my black thumb...wish I had your green one.

    New follower in the house from TTA! So glad to be here, hope you'll return the favor!

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    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  10. Hiii! Newest follower from the Tuesday follow! I think I'm #132
    Susieqtpies Scraps of Life

    Love your veggies! We have container gardens with 6 tomato heirloom plants, green & orange bell peppers, cilantro, basil & lemon basil, 6 different hot peppers. I think "salsa" when I plant my little garden!!! The plants are full of green tomatoes with a few here and there popping up with color. I've have many green peppers and hot peppers!!

    So fun!

  11. My tomatoes are just coming in. I can't wait!

  12. New follower from Tuesday blog hopping.

    Happy Tuesday!


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