You can grow your own food. We can help.

Late Summer in the Mountain West

Sep 06, 2010

Early September and we are harvesting all sorts of garden veg - tomatoes, eggplant, bush beans, herbs, carrots, potatoes, late strawberries, hops, eggplant...  There are lots of tasty recipes to put together, some for now, some preserved for later.  We tried some things for the first time this summer.  We had a modest harvest of potatoes which we are pretty excited about, being total novices in growing spuds.Additionally I have a new garden helper this summer.  My biggest challenge is keeping the harvest out of his mouth!  Funny though, he's yet to tun down any fresh garden goodies and I can't help but let him go to town.I am at work cooking this week, so recipes to follow (kids will eat real food, I promise!)

Comments

This helps me recall when my children were very young, sitting in the garden and pulling baby carrots from the soil, wiping the dirt away with their hands and eating them on the spot. We were organic and didn't worry about a little dirt on their hands or in their mouths. They both grew into healthy and intelligent contributing citizens. Thanks for the memories, and let your new helper eat as many fresh, raw vegies as he will. Stay natural, David
I also like the wine containers. When you have time, could you post on Roof top garden,Balcony garden, container group. About your helper eating goodies, I will be 50 this year & still like the veggies raw or steamed. I do not like stewed summer squash, but eat everything that in the garden. It has been that way as long as I can remember. Father grew it with 6 kids & mother cooked & preserved it. We heard the "LIttle Red Hen" story until we dreamed of it. yes the ant & the grasshopper too.

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments

Kitchen Gardeners UNITE!

We are a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people from 100 countries who are growing our own food and helping others to do the same.

Join Us!

or subscribe to our e-list:

  

Praise for KGI:

"A group that can get
things done"

-Mother Nature Network

"One of the web's best sources of gardening info"
-Washington Post 

"The meeting place of the world's gardeners"
-WorldWatch Institute

more here

 

 
 

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

Join our mailing list:

 

Connect with us:

Contact us:

Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606