Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Garden Harvest 2.
Harvest 1 yielded about a dozen tomatoes, a few jalapenos, and two large green peppers I cannot name, a good chunk of which went into an adaptation of Jo's Texas Caviar (it ended up being, due to cabinet contents, three cans of various beans, half an onion, some tomatoes and a couple of hot peppers from the garden, garlic and red wine vinegar....blended in the food processor into a dip. Definitely a thumbs up).

Sadly, I think those might be the only three green beans I get. I had about a dozen flourishing plants Sunday with little seedlings. Now I have three and a bunch of, effectively, sticks. I have a feeling its the rabbit that's been taunting Bailey in the yard in the mornings...

But, in positive garden things, I had my first ripe blueberry off our new bush today, and that was pretty sweet!


  1. I'm so glad you liked your version of the Texas Caviar. The stuff is so addictive that I can eat bowls of it if I let myself. I'm also jealous of your blueberry bush! I can't wait to have a garden next year.

    In regards to the rabbits, you might want to invest in some chicken wire (you don't need it to be more than a foot tall) to wrap around the garden. Just tie it to some steaks. Rabbits won't jump it... according to my dad and the previous owners of our home who had it up around their garden.

  2. Don't you just love harvesting your own veggies? I might have to look into doing a blueberry bush next year. I can just think of all the yummy things I could bake with them.