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week 32/2020


shoot, time moves so fast

these are NOT tomatoes, they are Feher peppers, small, sweet and very thick fleshed,
my mama’s favourite


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tomatoes are still producing like crazy, especially the yellow roma and the red cocktail

how about my bright red + shiny shishito peppers?
oh, I already asked that last week?
well then, my solution to my overproduction is simple, dehydrate,
reconstitute in winter stews or grind into a spicy but not hot paprika-style powder

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this year for summer greens I grow lambsquarters, New Zealand spinach, malabar spinach and red and green gongura

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for the moment my garden is still ‘stuck’ in summer mode,
enjoy fresh tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, okra, figs, blueberries
while you can

as always: please do not forget my
jams, jellies, spices, dehydrated herbs and veggies in the market

 
have a wonderful week and see you soon,
your humble gardener

Eva
 

week 31/2020


word of the week:
fig


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and okra, tomato and pepper

how do you like Granadero, my red roma tomato?
isn’t she pretty?

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how about bright red + shiny shishito peppers?

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enjoy them while you can

btw, my micro tomatoes will not stick together when frozen
and will add sunshine to your winter stir fries

as always: please do not forget my
jams, jellies, spices, dehydrated herbs and veggies in the market


 
have a wonderful week and see you soon,
your humble gardener

Eva
 

week 30/2020


this week my deer helped me harvest pears, they need to practice a lot more,
neither pears nor trees got away unharmed

word of the week:
t o m a t o


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peppers are doing well, too, and eggplant and okra,
blueberries hang on longer than I thought possible,
cucumbers are on their last leg

have you ever had a papdi bean? or gongura leaves? Malabar spinach? Lagos Spinach?
why not?

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when excited about all the fresh produce please do not forget my
jams, jellies, spices, dehydrated herbs and veggies in the market


 
have a wonderful week and see you soon,
your humble gardener

Eva
 

week 28/2020


same as last week, plenty of blueberries, cucumbers, lambs quarters and Shishito peppers
and now starting to trickle in: tomatoes


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I spent some rainy time cooking jelly: raspberry, blackberry and a new one, plum
of course all from fruit I grew in my garden

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have a wonderful week and see you soon,
maybe next Saturday 8-12 at Suwanee Farmers Market

your humble gardener

Eva
 

week 26/2020


while the whole world goes crazy my garden stays the same peaceful place
the worst thing happening is the neighbor’s kudzu trying to secure a spot,
browntop and mulberry weed wanting to take over my vegetable beds
and it only seems to have thunderstorms when I pick blueberries ;)

words of the week:
cucumber & blueberry
both ripen in abundance


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when all excited about all the fresh produce I tend to forget my
jams, jellies, spices, dehydrated herbs and veggies in my market


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have a wonderful week and see you soon,
maybe next Saturday, June 27th, 8-12 at Suwanee Farmers Market,

your humble gardener

Eva
 

week 25/2020


new this week in my garden:

lot’s of cucumbers, the very first eggplant and shishito peppers,
malabar spinach + gongura leaves,
blueberries and some green beans,
basil and daicon radishes


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the first farmer’s choice big bag packed this week:

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there are whispers that tomatoes are slowly taking on color, so keep your eyes peeled!

as always, if you enjoy being a member of Duluth Cottage Kitchen, tell your friends and neighbors!
your feedback help shapes my garden, right now I plan for fall plantings, let me know what you think about my products

have a wonderful week and see you soon,
maybe next Saturday, June 20th, 8-12 at Suwanee Farmers Market,

your humble gardener

Eva
 

week 24/2020


the first of the summer crops is ready to harvest

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not quite there yet, but getting close

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         with the rain we had today they will be big enough to harvest quick
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who knows what this is?
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exactly: malabar spinach


we will attend Suwanee Farmers Market again next Saturday  June 13th, 8-12

so there will be no veggie pick up on Saturday


what else is new?
blueberries slowly start to ripen, a few red raspberries, the very first gongura leaves aka roselle, some New Zealand spinach,
oh, almost forgot   BASIL !

looking forward to seeing you here or in Suwanee

your humble veggie gardener
Eva

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week 22/2020


how do you like the looks of these mustard greens? 

 
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old fashioned mustard, mizuna, ruby streaks, Frizzy Lizzy, purple giant, golden frills …
but all baby and all crisp
to beef up your salad mix or stir fry

or do you prefer arugula?

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           still going strong: young celery, fennel bulbs, kohlrabi, head lettuce
and

if you have not yet tried my beloved weed lambs quarters,
you do not know what you are missing out on!
imagine a ‘spinach’ packed with nutrients and minerals, that can bear summer heat,
hence will be available until first frost
and does lack the metallic after taste of ‘real’ spinach

 

we will attend Suwanee Farmers Market again next Saturday  May 30st, 8-12

so there will be no veggie pick up on Saturday




looking forward to seeing you here or in Suwanee

your humble veggie gardener
Eva

week 21/2020


finally fennel!

 
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are you a true Southerner? how do you like pea shoots?

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           still a week or so before first harvest,
but we are getting there
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we will attend Suwanee Farmers Market again next Saturday  May 23rd, 8-12

so there will be no veggie pick up on Saturday


what else is new?
spinach is dead, long live lambs quarters,
you can have them as regular lambs quarters and as micro lambs
collardsare dead, curly kale still looks decent, so does rainbow lacinato
spring onions still look good and I still have a good number of head lettuce,
tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are blooming
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looking forward to seeing you here or in Suwanee

your humble veggie gardener
Eva

week 20/2020


finally the next generation celery

still tender but ready to harvest
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sesame leave are ready as well

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          fennel and kohlrabi are another week out
 

we will attend Suwanee Farmers Market again next Saturday  May 16th, 8-12

so there will be no veggie pick up on Saturday


what else is new?
kales and collards really took a breather during our cold spell, there will be one more harvest,
remember summer spinach, lambs quarters? good
two more hot weather greens are coming up: malabar spinach and New Zealand spinach

looking forward to seeing you here or in Suwanee

your humble veggie gardener
Eva