Monday, September 23, 2013

Vegetable Garden Roundup, This Week, with Giveaways


Another marvelous Michigan Monday! A bit chilly last night at 36 degrees, but this afternoon is sunny and crisp. Fall is in the air and sadly, the vegetable garden is disappearing as my DH tears out the spent plants. Gardeners are such optimists. As he pulls out the beans and peppers, etc, he already has plans for next year's garden based on the results of this year. And of course, next year always looks better, in his mind, than this year. 

This year, IMHO, was a winner. We had a beautiful crop of veggies and enjoyed every bite. Truth be told, I believe my DH enjoys giving away the bounty as much as getting his hands dirty and his tummy full.

Here is some of the bounty from our garden this year:


pumpkin

red and green pepper.
 (Leave the green pepper on the vine and it will turn red and be sweeter.)

white, yellow, yukon, and red potatoes

muskmelon or cantaloupe

yellow summer squash

leaf and head lettuces
broccoli

green beans, tomatoes, and basil
Now that's some good eatin', folks. It just may be a coincidence that the main characters in my mystery novella, Sunshine Boulevard, are snowbirds. And just like my DH and I, Jim is a big gardener and Gloria loves to use the veggies from Jim's garden in recipes. If you'd like a FREE copy of her recipes, email me and I'll send you out the Gloria Hart's Garden for Eatin' Recipe Collection. Email me at jqrose02 at gmail dot com.


Mysterious deaths upset the Florida retirement community 
interfering with their seasonal activities and turning up more than dead bodies...

THIS WEEK:
Tuesday, September 24--Join me at Lorrie Struiff's blog, Flowers and Thorns, where I'm talking about the movie Julie and Julia, both cooks and writers. Leave a comment to win my latest mystery, Coda to Murder.




Thursday, September 26--Hobby Hoedown features Roseanne Dowell's amazing handiwork combining embroidery and quilting. You don't want to miss out on seeing her beautiful pieces.

Thanks for stopping in today!

3 comments:

Tess Grant said...

Wow! Your garden does look like a winner. Mine on the other hand was so-so. Lots of beans, (small) tomatoes, and peppers. Other things? Let's just say I'll be visiting the Amish farm for jack o'lanterns and squash.

Lynda R Young said...

oh my gosh, I'm so impressed by your garden!! I've tried to grow pumpkins a number of times, but they don't get past the flowering stage. I blame the possums. Oh well.

Susanne Drazic said...

You did get some wonderful eats from your garden. : )