Garden Tour: Late August 2012

2 Sep
by Deanne

Wow!   We can’t believe it is time to share another garden tour I am excited to get this posted today because it is Francine’s birthday and she loves to see what is happening in Minnesota.  While she is enjoying the historic places in England…she often mentions missing the Minnesota sunshine.  Happy birthday to my lovely daughter, Francine!

During August we were able to plant a few crops for the fall growing season.

Photo of Garden in Late AugustOur new plants include snow peas, lettuce, spinach, and turnips which we planted for the greens. Since this was a last minute decision, we bought the new seeds for ten cents at the local farm and garden store instead of the Henry Field’s seed catalog like we used when we did our winter planning. The seeds were left over from this spring but if they don’t work out, we don’t have a lot invested.  So far all are looking good.

However, we are still getting plenty of bounty from our summer crops!

Green Peppers + Tomatoes = Salsa

Photo of Tomatoes

We look forward to using our salsa in upcoming FarmerChef recipes when the growing season comes to an end.

Photo of pepper plant

Photo of yellow squash

We haven’t tried it yet, but we’ve read that it is possible to eat squash blossoms. 

Have you tried that before?

Photo of our fall spinach crop

Photo of new little sprouts

Do you plant new seeds for the fall growing season?

(Another BIG thanks to Luke for taking the photos.)

8 Responses to “Garden Tour: Late August 2012”

  1. drjeff7 September 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    I guess I need to get much better at this blogging thing. How are you adding text so easily to your pictures? Is it just through photoshop os something similar?

    • realocalcooking September 3, 2012 at 9:13 am #

      We use a freeware program from Google called Picasa. My daughter found it. I must say, it is pretty easy, even a 50-something mom can handle it. :)

      • drjeff7 September 7, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

        I use PIcasa as well, but never knew that you could add text. Thanks for getting back to me.

  2. Corrine September 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    Hey! good looking fall garden. Hummm Squash blossoms…. I’ve heard of that… never had ’em though…

    • realocalcooking September 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

      We will have try some at some point in the future :)

  3. charltonestatetrust September 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Fantastic photos!

  4. diaryofatomato September 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    This is the time of year I start missing the garden in advance… nice to have the fall plantings to make the transition easier…

    • realocalcooking September 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

      Thanks for your comment. It looks like you passed a milestone, a whole year of blogging. Congratulations!

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