Naturally Grown Vegetables, Flowers, and Herbs

Month: September 2016

Prolific San Marzanos

These are San Marzano tomatoes and they’re doing great this year. This Italian variety is good for sauce, canning, drying, and paste because it doesn’t have as many seeds or water. The vines don’t grow very tall and that’s a good thing because they are […]

Wild Grapes

Wild Grapes

  Our fence row on the South side is covered in wild grapes. I don’t know if it was the warm dry summer or what, but the grapes are everywhere. They’re small so it takes a while to pick them. The flavour is a little […]

Mmmm Roasted Chile

Mmmm Roasted Chile

Roasted New Mexico Chile is the best. I used a propane torch to roast these (outside) and now it’s time to peel, chop, and freeze.

The harvest was a little better than I expected. There were peppers down low and on the inside of the plants that were not visible from above. All told it was about 15kg. Not good per plant, but plenty for the long winter ahead.

 

Our Elders Have a Bunch of Berries

Our Elders Have a Bunch of Berries

  Well, literally one bunch. It is their first year after all.

I’m a little disappointed with my chile supply…

My survival as a Texas transplant is dependent on a good wintertime supply of New Mexico and Poblano chile. The plants are beautiful, but they’ve been really late to bloom. It’s mid September and I’m seeing a lot of flowers but only a few fruits […]