Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Seed collecting time





...is just beginning. So far I have a large number of lovage seeds and a few cardinal climber seeds. I am not sure just what I am going to do with the lovage seeds as I have a huge plant and it is perennial, but surely someone can use them. Can't they?

There is just no such thing as enough zucchini, despite urban legend to the contrary. We have perhaps nine plants and we eat the little squash as quickly as they appear. Cooked with a couple of the little bulblets from the top onions, a clove of garlic and some baby carrots they are delicious. When the beans come in the mixture is even better. We also make a dish with squash, rice, sausage and cream of mushroom soup, which appropriately seasoned and topped with extra sharp cheese is a family favorite.


I need to plant more carrots though and soon. It is just so hot that going out and getting dirt for my half barrels is a daunting task. Still......

4 comments:

the Red Scot said...

What carrot varieties do you grow?

threecollie said...

This year rainbow carrots from Pinetree garden seeds. They are wonderful, very long, crisp, crunchy and colorful. If I didn't grow in barrels though I would never get them our of our hard, hard ground.

Novel said...

What have you decided to do with the lovage seeds?

threecollie said...

Hi Novel, thanks for visiting and for taking time to comment. I dried the lovage seeds and am using them to flavor soup. We make a lot of soup...