Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mid-August and the Bounty of the Garden means IT"S TIME TO SHARE!

Have you ever just stopped and thought, "Where is all the time going?"  It seems like just yesterday we were discussing what we were going to grow in our gardens and now we are starting to reap what we have sown!

For some of us that means a bounty of beans, peas, beets, tomatoes and zucchini!  It seems that anyone who has planted zucchini, is now trying to find friends and neighbors who don't have any.  That's what gardeners do, they share the bounty that Mother Nature is providing after finding a hundred ways to prepare zucchini.

But the bounty of the garden isn't all we share, we also share our delight in this years garden, while dreaming of the garden that is to come next year.  So many of us are also sharing the seeds from this years plants, getting a head start on what will come next year.

To that end,  I hope you find a few of these reviews interesting and informative.

Let's start with this years garden and all the bounty that is found therein......
Basil Garlic Pesto Recipe  Use all the herbs that are growing in leaps and bounds.  Don't let them go to waste!

For goodness all year long that started in your garden you could try this, How To Freeze Rhubarb  Nothing says loving like something from the garden to the freezer to the table.

For all those who are reaping an abundance of peppers, you can do this with the red or green varieties and I'm sure your family will love them.  How to Roast Red Peppers

Jaguar Julie's got a vegetable that many people don't like, but try them in her recipes and maybe, just maybe your taste buds will thank you!  I Love Brussels Sprouts : 5 plus 2 Fabulous and Tasty Recipes

There are lots of things growing in the garden and I know for a fact that zucchini is probably one of the most prolific plants.  It's green and good for you, but what do you do with all the abundance?  Try something new and exciting!  Here's some help to get you started:  The Absolute Best Zucchini Recipes

Now when all is said and done with the vegetables,  there is also a lot happening with the flower garden too!  It's time to collect seeds and keep them for a beautiful garden next year.  Get out there and start saving something from the present, to add to the future.   If you have never done this before,  there are some great ideas here to help you get started. The Time is Ripe for Seed Saving

Well, I'm hoping that I have given you just a few ideas on how to make the most of your garden abundance with an eye to the future.  Gardeners are the most optimistic people in the world, if it doesn't work this year, there is always next year!


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3 comments:

  1. How fabulous to be blessed with such abundance and have sufficient to share! When I was growing up, that was just the way of life. We all worked the garden, we all picked the harvest, we all washed, shelled, snapped, canned, and eat the bounty year round. It was our family life. My immediate family moved to the city because of my father's occupation, but I still spent my summers in my rural roots. I truly miss the bound created by working together and sharing our homegrown bounty.

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  2. What wonderful information! I need to read each and every one of those links. I did not know rhubarb could be frozen!

    I can't wait until the day I can have a large garden in my yard again. Until then, I read things like this and daydream and watch my tiny balcony garden grow.

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  3. My garden is off-schedule and out of whack this year. The garden took the back seat while we fixed up our new house. We're still busy building garden beds and figuring out where to plant everything. Our fall garden will be small this year, but full of greens. Thank you for all of the awesome resources!

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