Saturday, August 17, 2013

Something Green In My Diet

Love turnip greens
small garden is about through
and guess all the rain contributed to this.
It may continue to supply a few tomato's,
a green pepper or two and some cucumbers.
My squash plants look like they are finished.

Wish I had frozen more zucchini for the
special bread I bake.   Believe I have 6 cartons
and should have prepared more.

It seems summer has gone by so quickly and soon ending.
Having thoughts of Fall and Winter.

In my freezer I noticed
a few turnip green seeds
plus turnip seeds and I
made a mental note to purchase more on next trip to town.

It is so easy to sprinkle a few seeds in the soil and in a few weeks there will be small
greens and so tasty.   I did this late yesterday.   A soft shower during the night and
they are on their way.   In about 3 weeks will sprinkle more seeds and I should have this
tasty green until the end of the year or longer.

I can remember at other homes over the years
sprinkling a few seeds this time of year, just a small patch
 and how quickly they came up and were enjoyed.

Guess I would plant them in pots
if I did not have any other way grow them.

Never have found any at the market I liked
as the leaves would be so big and tough.

9 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

nothing in the world like home grown turnips! Happy Saturday!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandy, I only like those I grow.
See how fussy I am :)
Happy Saturday to you special girl :)

Tabor said...

You can freeze zucchini?

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, I freeze only for my zucchini bread - like fresh better but bread still taste wonderful.
I chop real small and put in container. When it thaws a lot of liquid that I drain. I have heard some share they use this also
as an addition to soup...

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Sky said...

OK - i can't seem to proof the typos - so here is one more try! if typos remain, forgive, please!

do you blanch the squash? we never freeze any fresh veggies that have not been blanched. here's a good link for anyone interested: how to freeze zuchini .

we always had bag after bag of yellow crookneck in the freezer in GA, too, which is my favorite squash. i have recently begun to love the patty pans which seem a bit sweeter than the crooknecks. i may freeze some for winter here. you could always pick up some zuchini at the farmer's mkt or a fresh air stand to add to your own, ernestine. i have always been lucky to find very tasty greens at the mkt, too (without those huge tougher leaves you mention). i love turnip greens, but i wash them over and over to be sure there is no sandy debris left, and this chore interferes with my interest in having them very often.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sky, I chop small, do not blanch and freeze.
Only use this for my bread and seems to work for me...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

sky, just read the site you mentioned. If I have more I will try blanching and see if it makes a differance.