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Pickled green tomatoes it is

Pickled green tomatoes it is

In March I started to plant a lot of tomatoes. 5 varieties, 8 - 15 plants per variety, planted in pots indoors. It all looked very well in the beginning, the plants where growing, enjoying the sun behind the window. I transferred them into bigger pots once they grew out of their pot. Cared every day for them and it seemed that everything was going according to plan.

Conserving Corn

Corn leaves

Our corn harvest happened a while back, but as there are not so many garden news to post during the wintertime, I thought I'd revisit the subject and share what we did with corn we got in October.

First of all, we got a lot of ears, but most of them were not fully developed. A few were really big with yellow corn, the most medium-sized with pale yellow corn and some very small ones, which is great, as it means we have baby corn, too!

Kale is in Season

Frosty kale

The winter has arrived! I would actually hope it would go away for a while still, but it has its benefits - beautiful snow, good reason to cuddle inside - and tasty kale! We've been having kale a lot now after it got the frost it needed. Now the kale looks great and I can now also tell you, it tastes great.

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This Fall's Garden Harvest in One Post

Bean harvest 2017

Fall 2017 has been somewhat crazy. Perhaps there'll be a little retrospect on it later, but for now let's look at some of the delicious veggies we were able to harvest this autumn from our annuals garden.

The year was very subotimal, awfully wet and therefore we had a lot of slugs eating our crops. The summer was also very, very cold, so many things just didn't make it, loke corn or most of the cabbages.

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Calendula in the Garden

Bee on a calendula flower

I have a lot of calendula plants in my garden. Usually too much, as they tend to sow themselves in the fall and rise in the most surprising places the next spring. I let them rise, as they are actually really beneficial plants to have in any garden!

Obviously calendula (officially calendula officinalis, also called pot marigold) is really beautuful. It makes a great cut flower and it's just a joy to look at while working in the garden. But, it has medical uses as well as does a job keeping pests at bay in the produce garden!

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Pickled green tomatoes it is

Pickled green tomatoes it is

In March I started to plant a lot of tomatoes. 5 varieties, 8 - 15 plants per variety, planted in pots indoors. It all looked very well in the beginning, the plants where growing, enjoying the sun behind the window. I transferred them into bigger pots once they grew out of their pot. Cared every day for them and it seemed that everything was going according to plan.

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