It’s been a busy fall with lots of activity in the veggie garden. For the first time in a number of years Andrew and I successful grew zucchini. Now we just need to figure out new ways to eat that tasty vegetable. And I’m sure there is more in the garden that we need to pick before a cold snap gets the plants.
We’ve also dug our potatoes, onions, and garlic. I love root vegetables that store well over the winter months. Nothing beats having snow outside and making a delicious meal (maybe stew?) with home grown vegetables.
As I mentioned earlier this was our first year growing garlic. It did fairly well, but I think the soil where we planted them could have used some love last year. As a result they aren’t huge bulbs — but they are still flavorful and full of goodness. It has been a learning experience, I hadn’t realized how much maintenance the garlic needs once it’s planted. I’m going to bring some down to Southern Ontario for family there next week. And we’ll hopefully plant this year’s fall garlic in the very near future.