Things are growing UP in the Creamer garden this week!
Sunflowers, trellised vegetables, okra, peppers, and green beans.
Growing vegetables in small spaces means growing vertically.
You can grow so much more using homemade trellises and sturdy sunflowers as supports.
It was also a clean up week in the side garden.
I cut back all my tomato and tomatillo plants
and cut down all the spent sunflowers.
Planting early and cutting back the plants mid summer
has given me a second bumper crop late in the season.
More veggies equals one happy gardener!
And with the sunflowers gone, I have a few extra feet
to plant something new.
Mary Grace says we should plant more sunflowers, of course!
|After clean up|
But for now we are enjoying the fruits of our labor,
and that means pints and pints of
1-2 pounds tomatillos husks removed and washed
3 large jalpenos
half a red onion
6 cloves of garlic
1 bunch of fresh cilantro
splash of lime juice or white vinegar
sea salt and cumin to taste
Roast tomatillo, peppers, and garlic under the broiler
until the skins are blackened.
Put all ingredients in the food processor
and pulse to desired consistency.
Season with salt and cumin.