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this is the place to share what you grow in the garden. How you grow it. What you do with your harvest.
The best produce is what you grow.I have had a garden for years. So if you grow a garden this is the place for you from old pro to just starting.
Lets talk abought what we grow and how we use what we grow.
This October has been a Blessed one. The garden is still givibg tomatoes and peppers not to mention swiss chard,kale, radishes. I just want to thank God for the abundance he has given us. Sometimes I fail to thank God for everything. THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!
Don't know if any of you have ever seen sorghum seed, but just so happens that my brother n law and sister n law sent me up a box full this past weekend. It's the top seed pod of the sorghum plant, from which sorghum syrup is made. Some people call it sorghum molasses but it actually is different. Sugar cane plant is used for molasses, brown, white sugar, and rum. The seed pods of the sorghum can be dried and saved to plant next year, used for bird seed and you can pop them like pop corn. Just thought I'd share these pictures with everyone.
I was able to find my first basket of Grimes Golden apples today at the Half Way Market in Milton, WV. For frying, cooking, canning, making pies, or apple butter these, Golden Delicious, Wolf River, and Yorks are my all time favorite. The Grimes Golden was first found at a cider mill and nursery in West Virginia established by John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed, yes he was a real person) back in the early 1800's. Rich, spicy, tangy, sweet flavor that's crisp and sharp. Simply unforgettable in a simple light yellow flesh. More complex flavor than its offspring Golden Delicious. The Grimes Golden is not as common as it once was, but you will still find it here and there, and is definitely one to try.
has anyone saved green bean seeds? i'm so tired of picking them and got really behind last week. am thinking about letting them dry on the vine, and stringing the ones we have picked together and drying them in the house.........seems to me, I remember my Mom stringing them together to dry, or maybe it was mushrooms....sigh