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Thursday, November 12, 2015

country n news-reap what you sow


thats what i did this week
i reaped what i sowed

first before i starting reaping
i did my warm up exercises
in the country n gym
here i am doing my shoveling exercise
putting about a yard of garden soil
into my old black truck
to take it to a local school garden to get ready
for their planting of cole crops
thats broccoli cabbage brussel sprouts etc

this is the first year i have gotten a good crop of
citrus from my three plants
these are lemons
yes even though they arent completely yellow
they are ready to use
i put some in my veggie beans last night
used some in my drinking water also

we got a total of 15 off one plant
i planted them in a large pot so i can move them inside
our greenhouse in the winter

then on to these tomatoes
which are well over 6 ft tall
i planted these in july into a bed of black eyed peas
covered the bed also heavily with your leaves
you gave me
those 4 plants produced this 5 gallon bucket of tomatoes
which we will wrap individually in newspapers
where they will gradually ripen
enjoying delicious tomatoes for several weeks

then we harvested some of our poblano peppers
bell peppers and jalapeno peppers

i also found in our keyhole garden bed
this thick layer of cilantro from last winters plant
that we let go to seed
ive transplanted some of these to our garden
and to a large pot on our deck

cilantro the gift that keeps on giving

we also harvested some of our basil this week
more to come
trying to beat the first freeze
my wife she makes a great pesto which she freezes
in ice trays then puts in a ziplock bag to use this
winter and spring

we even keep this tray of basil in small fruits jars
in our kitchen for awhile
sure makes the house smell basiliny

then these rains we have had recently
has made the country n look like the spring
our autumn sage or salvia greggii have bloomed
are almost brilliant in their color
see how green the winter grasses are

we reaped what we sowed this week
we will be eating on this produce for several weeks

its well worth the effort it took to grow all this

the organicgreen doctor

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