vegetables: What To Do With All The Extra - 06/17/09 08:42 AM

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vegetables: Time To Plant The Garden! - 04/19/09 05:18 PM
Yesterday was a beautiful day in Knoxville with temperatures in the mid 70's. I, with the help of friends and family, took advantage of this and put numerous plants into the ground for this year's vegetable garden. While some veggies, most notably eggplant, are not quite ready for planting, many varieties of numerous other garden favorites, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc. made their way into the compost rich east Tennessee soil. Either click the title below or the photo to read the complete post:
Time To Plant The Garden!
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vegetables: The Garden Goes Dormant - 11/03/08 11:02 AM
Last week we got our first really cold weather, including a couple of frosts. Luckily, I had been harvesting much of the remaining summer veggies. In fact the day of the first frost, I harvested the remaining eggplants and bell peppers. Large or small, they all were harvested as the only other option was to leave them to the succumb to the chill of fall.
I have enjoyed my garden tremendously this summer. It is not time to say goodbye just yet as the cooler weather veggies are doing quite well and enjoying their preferred climate. The cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, leaf … (17 comments)

vegetables: A Garden Slideshow! Thanks Roxio! - 08/25/08 03:48 PM
Earlier today, I did another post on my garden. That post featured the pollinators who make the garden's bounty possible. As you can probably tell from my posts, I really love to take photos of my garden. Photos provide a visual record of the changes that have taken place. From the humble beginnings when there was barely more than dirt and hope to the beauty of tomato plants and wildflowers that tower over me!
I had been noticing Jimmy McCall's use of the slideshow features on his blog lately and thought that would be a fun thing to use for my … (18 comments)

vegetables: The Pollinators - 08/25/08 02:20 PM

I take great pride, along with tasty veggies and beautiful flowers, in my garden. It was not an easy creation. At first there was only a patch of grass in a perfect spot. Laying it out and constructing it was quite a bit of work, and much appreciation goes out to Danny Thornton and my family for all their help. The garden since its initial construction has been very low maintenance. The majority of my exertion comes from gathering the delicious veggies and beautiful flowers. My efforts alone could never have yielded such fantastic results. Much of the credit goes … (3 comments)

vegetables: In The South, We Deep Fry! - 07/19/08 03:10 PM
Though the title may be a bit over the top, there is a funny and often heard saying that everything tastes good deep fried! While I will take the word of the more adventurous epicureans, I do enjoy the occasional evening filled with artery clogging deep fried veggies! It may seem a bit ironic that I would slice up some of my wonderful organic veggies and drop them in boiling oil! Ironic, but tasty!
There really isn't much of a recipe! If you check out the following picture you will see just how easy this is!

There are of course … (24 comments)

vegetables: Stir Fry Those Fresh Veggies! - 07/12/08 08:53 PM
Last night I used a couple of carrots, some radishes, an onion, a large zucchini, and a squash in a wonderful stir fry dish. I cut up the carrots, zucchini, and squash in sizeable strips. I diced the radishes and onion. All of this went into a large snapware bowl with Dale's low sodium seasoning poured over the top to marinade for at least 20-30 minutes. While it might not be the healthiest thing, I put a generous spoonful of country crock butter in a large skillet and heated it on high; yes you could use vegetable or olive oil. I … (38 comments)

vegetables: A Veggie Garden Update...With Chickens! - 06/19/08 10:25 AM
Back on May 22, 2008 I wrote a post called The Garden Is In! where I detailed my newly planted garden. Well today is just three days shy of one month since that post and I figured I would post an update. The landscape fabric has been a great tool in controlling grass and weed growth. Very rarely do I pull any weeds. Watering is also kept to a minimum because we luckily are not in a drought. In fact there is morning dew on the plants when I go out to check them each morning while having coffee! The plants … (32 comments)