Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday in the Garden

Today I knew I needed to get some work done in the garden or who knows when it would happen.  We've had the cold frame done for a few weeks, but haven't put it on the garden yet.  One of the glass panes broke awhile ago, so we've been trying to come up with an alternative that would work.  It seems that when it rained, the adhesive that was holding the glass to the wood was compromised and it fell.  I am glad that it happened when it was sitting on the driveway rather than in the garden.  So we stapled some plastic to it, cleaned out the garden, added some compost, and will plant some seeds later today.  Right now, it is time for football.

Below is picture of the green tomatoes we salvaged from clearing out the tomato plant.  It's amazing how many tomatoes one can get from a single plant.  Mary Ann would really like me to make some green tomato chutney.  So if I have the time this week I may try a new recipe.

I don't think I've mentioned that I tried growing a peanut plant this year.  We found one at Oakland Nursery this spring and planted it in the raised bed.  If it is successful I will grow more next year.  I've read that when the leaves turn yellow in the fall you should carefully dig it up and shake any loose soil free.  Then it should hang to dry for two weeks, pick off the peanuts, clean, and let them dry for another two weeks.  The leaves are just starting to turn and some peanuts are peeking out of the ground.  I hope that this time next week they will be ready to pull up.


  1. A peanut plant! That's awesome! You can make your own peanut butter...yummo!

  2. I'm not going to have enough this year. However, if this plant does well I will want to plant more next year.