Posted by: JerseyOrganic | August 1, 2011

Rainy days were made so gardeners can get the housework done!

As the east coast gets hammered with rain I’m thankful to be on vacation and not concerned about someone properly watering my plants! It seems every other day during this two-week vacation of mine, we’re getting destroyed by those late summer storms. And it is just fine with me!

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Every vegetable is growing rapidly with the long hot days and damp weather. Pumpkins and gourds are getting bigger by the day!

Before I took my vacation break I harvested all the peppers I had and put them up! I made pickled jalapeno slices and whole pickled pepperoncini. Using my mandolin I sliced up about a pound of jalapenos and put them into sterile jars. I used a hot pack pick of water and vinegar in a 1:1 ratio. Then water bath canned them for 15 minutes. In a few weeks we’ll be eating yummy peppers 🙂

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Other than that it is still a waiting game. Cukes are just starting now which seems late in the season. I am thinking they don’t get enough sun and potatoes have died back and are sitting for a week under the soil to cure.

I will be updating soon with some pictures.. happy harvest everyone.

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