Tuesday, July 14, 2009

How 'bout them... potatoes.

Ok, so I know these are not photos of Prague. I had a lot (of lounging around doing nothing) to do yesterday, it was my birthday after all, so I did not get around to editing my photos from the trip. Alas, you will get them tomorrow. I promise! :) Until then, how about this bounty from the good ol' garden? They're mine... all mine. And actually, since this photo I have had a few more potatoes out of the garden, and peas, and zucchini! It is all coming along swimmingly. Thanks for asking. :)
I know this is out of focus, but I had to pull up a carrot to check them and this is what they are looking like. Isn't he cute?

Potatoes are all ready to come out I think. All the leaves are dying which I think means I need to take them out soon. Does someone know? Swiss Garden specialists? Hello? The onions are drying nicely, too, and will be ready for storage soon.

These peas are also very gratifying. A lot of work to cull but extremely tasty. Yum, fresh peas.

Stick with me. More garden updates to come. All is in full bloom and ready to burst. Ahh the joys of a Swiss Garden.

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9 comments:

Anneliese Mostert said...

Very cute carrot!!

Ellen Bras said...

Yummy... Nice job :D

Zurich Mama Geek said...

Wow! That is an impressive bounty. I'm impressed.

Kathryn said...

Your veggies look sooo good! So fresh and bountiful! Alas, my tomato plant is not doing so well. It has about 4 small green tomatoes on it and it seems to have ceased growth. I wish I had your green thumb!

Amanda said...

How do you do it?? You must reveal your secrets...

Bryan said...

Hi Jessica, love the blog. We are also US ex-pats living in Zurich for a few years and blogging about the experiences!

For your potatoes, if you leave them in the ground a bit after the leaves die, the skins will harden more and you can store them a bit longer. If you plan to eat them right away and don't care about the skins, pull em out now and enjoy!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the comments everyone...

Sorry about your tomatoes, Kathryn. The next few weeks will be quite telling I think in regards to whether I get tomatoes or not. Fingers crossed!

Amanda - no secret. I just read a lot of book and then hope for the best. It has been a really hot summer, so I just water a lot and weed a lot and try to pull everything out when it is ready and not too late (I have a lot of radishes that are bad becuase I left them in too long!).

Bryan, thanks for the potato tips. I think I will leave them in just a bit longer and perhaps take some more out for the weekend on Saturday... I want to wait for a nice sunny day to take them out so they can dry out a bit too. Thanks for the tip and I look forward to checking out your blog.

Jessica said...

Bryan - what is your blog address? Your profile is blocked, thanks!

Kira said...

There are some people that like gardening in differet countries. For example, on http://www.talkmunich.com/forum/introductions/new-to-tm-old-hand-in-munich
They also like to celebrate the holidays with it. Isn't it nice?

 

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