Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Full swing

It was a glorious day to work in the garden.  The harvest included dill seed;

eggplant and cucumbers;

tomatoes, zucchini and beans;

one watermelon, which I thought might be ripe,

but wasn't;

and about a third of the garlic.  Also harvested, but not photographed: the last of the spring beets.  I am going to experiment with drying the beets and powdering them, for a colorant in my soaps.

On a day like this, even the vastness of my garden weeds can't get me down.  An evening of pickling and dehydrating awaits.


Mama Pea said...

What a delightful harvest! It's so good to see you getting healthy, nutritious produce from your garden in this year when Mother Nature has been a challenge. Hope your processing go well tonight.

Jenny said...

Your garlic looks great! I just pulled mine tonight! I stumbled onto your blog, as I am canning green beans. Looks like you are having a great harvest!!!

Erin said...

I'm so jealous of that dill! Whoever heard of being "too hot for dill"? LOL, apparently that is the case here this year. I have a baggie full of the last of the dried dill heads and am rationing it out, I'm glad it occurred to me to keep it rather than pull out the old and trash it. Everything else looks great!

Karen said...

Did I hear you say soaps??? Are you making some of your wonderful much coveted (sp?) soaps? Put me down for some...my birthday is coming up, you know!!!