Cleaned out my garden...

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by mpillow, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well I had to give in to Mother Nature this long weekend and clean up the garden beds for Fall tilling (Hornworms TAKE THAT!)

    12 pumpkins (sold 9 before) volunteers!
    40 pounds Mangels (livestock crop very good results)
    2# beets and greens (we pickled a bunch earlier)
    60 # tomatoes (100Q on the shelf already)
    Carrots were rotty mostly :Bawling: my parents grew monsters and shared though I traded potatoes w/ them
    10 # summer squash (12 plants freezer full :rolleyes: )
    40 jalopeno peppers...HOT!
    5# onions
    brocolli shoots enough for a meal (froze 5 gallons)
    still a row of potatoes to dig....40# so far from the 15# sets we sowed.

    It was a good year despite my battle w/ hornworms and next year we will be doing more of things that did well and trading more potatoes for carrots w/ my folks. Its a treat to look into the freezer and see all ziplock bags and no store labelled stuff....

    No I need to use my jerky gun and use up last years deer meat so we'll have room for this year's deer and my oinkers in Dec.

    Its been a bountiful year and I'm so grateful :)
     
  2. VALENT

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    That sounds good. What are you going to do with those jalapenos?
     

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    The last thing I need to do is clear out my pole beans. They have frosted several times. The rest of the beds have beets and other cool weather crops so they can wait.
    It's the spreading compost that is slowing me down.
     
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    the reason I ask is that I have had an extreme overabundance of jalapenos (well really all my peppers) this year. A couple of months back I picked and washed a bunch of the jalapenos. Then I cut off the stems and blended them up in the blender pretty small and added some vinegar. I then refrigerated. It made a very tasty sauce for just about anything. Last week, I did the same but it just doesnt taste the same. This batch is very hot and green. The last batch either was red or turned red. And I dont remember if I added anything else besides the vinegar and some salt.
     
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    I like to roast the peppers first, then get rid of the skin and seeds. Then I blend with vinegar, lime juice, a little oil, and salt and pepper. It goes GREAT on a burger!