Saturday Vince helped me in the garden most of the morning. The grass around the edges needed to be cut and you know how one thing leads to another . . we spent the entire morning working.
Here’s what I dug: Beets, onions and garlic. There are a few red potatoes on top of the beets .. those were for dinner Saturday night. Except for a few very small beet plants, I dug them all up. The remaining beets can grow and I’ll roast them for salads. By mid-August, I can plant beet seeds again. Only about half the garlic was dug up. I’ll get the rest done later this week. The onions had been planted in three different plantings so as to have fresh onions for a longer period. This is the second batch of onions to come out and there’s one more onion patch, though this late in the summer, they will not be the best onions .. but they will be better than what I buy in the store. I will slice and dehydrate the onions.
With so much coming out of the garden, and rows being emptied out, I’m ready to think about the fall garden but the tomatoes haven’t really started getting ripe yet and the okra is knee high to a grasshopper so my summer garden isn’t history yet!
Speaking of grasshoppers, they have not been terrible this year. They’re here, and probably always will be in the summer, but when riding the RTV, I don’t have them going
The beets will be pickled. The onions will be sliced and dehydrated. The garlic . . I’m not real sure what I’m going to do with that!