As the summer months closed out, I enjoyed some delicious foods cooked outside, plenty of salads and veggies from the garden too.
Some pics from the late summer garden;
Peas came in abundance this season and due to the cooler temperatures and plenty of rain, they seemed to produce for a longer duration than most years.
Sweet corn is a special treat each summer for only a short period of weeks. Go here to read a little more about the corn we serve at the dinner table.
Brussels sprouts are another crop well suited for freezing. Though the beetles attacked and devoured much of my crop this year, I did have enough to put some away in the freezer for later use.
I had enough basil to make about 3 pints of pesto. You can follow this link to an earlier article and learn how to make pesto. It is a delightful vegetarian food and if you make a batch to store in the freezer it is a wonderful way to preserve a bit of summer’s taste sensation.
This week the weather changed. The days are much cooler. The evenings have a bit of a chill which makes sleeping more comfortable. Nature is signaling that summer is closing.
There are plenty of leeks to pick in late September or early October. A few small eggplant remain and a bunch of decorative gourds
All in all it was a good year in the garden. Some ups and some downs, but gardening is like life – we have good years and sometimes we have some years that aren’t so great, but life goes on.