Eggplant produces well in summer heat, and adds a plethora of nutrients for a healthy diet. Continue reading
The popcorn is just about ready to harvest! Here’s the first cob. This corn was grown in a raised bed with no chemicals or pesticides — compost, soil, and mulch only! Continue reading
In the garden, I found that some of the leaves on the bell peppers had been “cut out” along the edges. This was not at all bothersome for me because Continue reading
We recently harvested Fresh Pequin Chili Peppers to make Hot Sauce for Fall. The brilliant red is a great color for these tiny hot peppers! Continue reading
Despite the Texas heat, Okra continues to produce! In this photo, there are several small okra, the one at the very front and center is the newest. Continue reading
Our raised beds have us re-thinking planting schemes for the various veggies that we grow. In order to pollinate, Corn, for example, Continue reading
Zipper cream peas are easily grown in the Southern US. They can be picked green when still immature snap beans, or when mature enough to be easily “unzipped” to release the peas. If left on the plant, they will eventually dry.
Once the peas dry, the plant will die. If continuous fresh peas are desired, pick the mature green peas (don’t allow them to dry on the plant) and peas will continue to produce—as long as environmental conditions are favorable.
Whether fresh or dried peas are harvested, compost the waste.
These tiny peppers (about 1/4 inch in length) pack quite a punch— one of the highest on the scoville heat list, often packing a punch that is 30 to 40 times hotter than jalapenos. Continue reading
===========NOTE: This recipe was re-posted as I am re-structuring and updating my web page. ==============
My sister sent this to me after she visited and saw how many zucchini squash were adding up in our garden and kitchen!
Click here for the recipe.