Return to the Florida Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Things are better for year 2

Posted by inulover 9A Inverness (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 28, 12 at 11:42

Everything burned up my first year here because I hadn't figured out the upside down growing seasons. This is from my 3X6 raised bed. The tomatoes are close, as well as the kohlrabi, beets, and Chinese cabbage. My family up North is still waiting out the last frost.
Photobucket


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Things are better for year 2

  • Posted by whgille Oakland FL Zone 9B (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 28, 12 at 12:26

Hi Larry

Very nice harvest! and I am sure you will do better and better in the future.

I had a very successful dinner party yesterday with the harvest from the garden, I was too busy for the pictures...here is the menu:

Cheese, hummus and pita chips
Red lentil soup with tomatoes, onions and herbs from the garden.
Roasted chicken with herbs and citrus from the garden, secret ingredient I made a hot pepper oil with the hot french peppers from the garden.
Roasted kale with gruyere cheese and croutons
Collards cooked in chicken stock and bacon on the side
Farro grain with cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs from the garden
Zucchini tian with onions, carrots and potatoes with the secret ingredient zaatar herb from the garden.
Corn is in season so I made corn cakes, they asked for the recipe, it was that good!
And my favorite was green beans freshly harvested with shallots and hazelnuts from Italy.
For dessert I made peach shortcake with peaches from the farm.
Now you see why I am tired today,lol.

Silvia


 o
RE: Things are better for year 2

Silvia, I can only guess that you must have an awesome kitchen to accomplish such a meal! Not to mention an impressive collection of cook and serve ware. I've not been able to get to one of your plant swaps, but the comments from those who did attend are suffecient to make me insanely jealous. Perhaps, if I buy the gas, I can talk Carol into taking a weekend off to attend the next one. Something to really look forward to.


 o
RE: Things are better for year 2

  • Posted by whgille Oakland FL Zone 9B (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 28, 12 at 14:48

Hi Cora

I would love to have you and Carol at one of the get togethers! You just have to come and meet us and I promise to make something good to eat. I mostly make what is in the garden and what is in season and yes I do have a nice collection of cookbooks and spices.:) Looking forward to meet you one day...

Silvia


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Florida Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here