This has been one of the best gardening years for me. Both my floating garden and deck pots have been producing prolific amounts of fresh vegetables to add to your meals.
|Floating vegetable garden on Powell Lake.|
The weather has been so warm this year, everything is about two weeks early! Right now I am harvesting beets, carrots, lettuce, chard, kale, radishes, and lots of early tomatoes. My onions have already been pulled and hung for winter storage.
|Deck pots add to my growing capacity at the float cabin.|
I have pots placed strategically around my cabin's many decks. That way the weight is distributed. Since our cabin floats on the water, it is a very important consideration. My snow peas have finished, but I am still harvesting beans, peppers (Anaheim, banana, and bell), zucchini, and yellow pan squash. My Yukon Gold potatoes are still maturing, but I steal a few for our BBQ dinners.
With so many tomatoes and peppers, I decided to make some fresh salsa for chips and as a condiment for meats and breakfast eggs.
Dice fresh tomatoes, Anaheim chilies (with the seeds removed), and onions. Reserve the seeds from the chilies to add heat to the salsa. Crush them with a knife and add a few at a time to taste. My Anaheim chilies have been hot ones this year. Add salt to taste and enjoy. It lasts for several days in the refrigerator, but gets devoured pretty quick. -- Margy