July 2, 2010
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Last summer was our first summer in our home. There were these weird bushes on the side of the house with little red berries. We couldn’t figure out if they were poisonous, edible, or decorative so we did a little internet research to try to determine what in the world they were. After the birds ate them all up last summer, we figured out that they were red currants.
I looked around for some recipes and decided that this summer we’d use them. So we picked and picked and picked and made two big batches of red currant jam. I didn’t know if we’d like it, but it tastes like sour cherry jam. Yum!
What do you grow and eat from your gardens? We’re growing currants (by default), a ton of herbs, and cherry tomatoes. Next summer I think we’re going to go for the big veggie garden, but this summer I’m keeping it simple.
Hi, visiting from NFF today and already a follower! We have two gardens 6×8 gardens and grow, corn, leaf lettuce, green beans, green peppers, limas, jalapeno peppers, grape tomatoes, roma tomatoes, better boy tomatoes, zuchini, basil, parsley, rosemary and trying to grow brocolli but the bugs seem to really like that one. We hope to plant blueberries sometime too-
How fun to have red currants, I love growing unusual or expensive items at home.
Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster Says
I had a surprise blackberry bush that popped up in my garden. We also grow grapes, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, eggplant, zucchini, horseradish, herbs, and we have a cherry, peach and plum tree.
Enjoy those currents!
Brian and Staci Says
Not growing anything this year…just moved and we barely have a yard…crazy as that sounds…we live on 30 acres…but we have a lot of work to do!!!! I got allllll my cleaning stuff yesterday!! Soooo fun! Getting everything measured out into their respecitive holders and then it’s cleaning time!!!!! Thanks again!!!
Brian and Staci Says
OH yea, we do have wild blackberries…we’ve just about picked them all…made a cobbler YUM! but just froze the rest of them 😉 Need to make a little jam I guess 🙂
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