Monday, August 08, 2011

An old post I forgot to publish...

I'd written it back in early July before our trip to Vancouver; so, this will be your Monday treat...hahaha!

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I've never liked snow peas (I know, what kind of Chinese person AM I??), but have always loved other kinds of peas, our favorite being the edible pod types because of less waste. Until such time we get a hog to raise, I don't think we'll ever grow shell peas. It pains us to throw the entire husk away. Look at these lovely little edible pod peas!
This was our first big basil harvest; we made 9.5 pints of pesto.  Good eats ahead!
Not all is hunky-dory in the garden though.  There's something wrong with our onions. They have mottling on the green parts, making them look like aloe plants, and aren't growing very well.
Anyone else have problems with their garden this year that they can't attribute to insect pests?

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams

14 comments:

Robin said...

Are the onion bulbs OK? Weird about the greens, though...

The Blonde Duck said...

All I have is cactus!

TeresaR said...

Robin, the bulbs are smaller than usual, but seem ok otherwise. Very odd indeed.

Duckie, grow prickly pear and you have some good eats!

Epicure68 said...

I had to break down a buy a bottle of pesto because you've had me dreaming about it since you mentioned your basil. I think our onions are going to die from drowning, so not the same problems that you have.

Michelle said...

Can you CAN pesto for later use? I am going to be making some for the first time with my lovely basil bush but I wondered about keeping it or having to use it right away.

TeresaR said...

Epi, it's not my fault you didn't grow basil! ;)

Michelle, hmmm, did we have this conversation before? LOL! I think you can can it...need a pressure canner though since it's not acidic enough for a water bath canner. We just freeze the jars coz it's easier.

Epicure68 said...

Basil doesn't' grow here as well as where you are. I'll have to plan better next year and try it tho.

TeresaR said...

You should try growing the herbs indoors, Epi. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Friday!

Amber said...

Just finally catching up on blogs and loving your garden pics! Except the poor onions of course. I have no ideas, I've never grown any myself.

Your trip photos were great, even the duck tongue. ;P

Michelle said...

Did we really? OMG! My mind is shot.
I have no.idea was is going on with ky memory lately :(

MyKidsEatSquid said...

Okay, my basil yield is just sorry compared to yours. That's just beautiful. So do you put pine nuts in your pesto? I was going to try walnuts or almonds instead.

TeresaR said...

MKES, thanks! We actually don't put any nuts in our pesto. Pine nuts give hubby a headache so we skip it altogether. We don't miss the nuts, but I think almonds would be a nice touch though!

Maureen said...

Not to mention, shelling peas is a pain in the "you know what"! I love peas though. I like most types of peas. I thought I liked all types and then we got some from Costco recently and they reminded me of butter beans, which I despise.