The zucchini was so abundantly that it was hard to keep up
There are many things you can make with zucchini and we tried a few. Our favourite is backed over with cheese from the oven. Some times a bigger one got filled with browned ground beef, or smaller once just got some bacon and cheese on top.
Pickling chopped zucchini is also very good and helps to preserve. We enjoy these all year.
I had put chopped zucchini in a lasagne. My husband and I loved it, but the kids even refused to try it.
Zucchini in a hash brown is also very good.
The zucchini was also very good in a Thai curry put on spaghetti in stead of rice. I have to admit that I used a store bought Thai curry mix to make the sauce.
And last but not leased I made soup and also just a plain puree to freeze and use in dishes I will make in winter (for example lasagne).
I have to admit that there where so many zucchini’s that I also put some into the compost. For next year I think 2 zucchini plants will do for us.
And we have made ourselves a lot of work in the garden this year.
We have no useable soil on our property, so we have to work with raised beds and hillbeds in order to grow our vegetables.
This means a lot of work before we can even start with gardening.
As you can see on the picture we also mulch all our beds. Our location is ratter warm and dry, so this way of gardening is beneficial to keep the moisture in the soil.
Unfortunately this year was no good for the tomatoes. We only harvested a few handfuls of so many tomatoplants we had started from seed in the winter.
On the other hand we had an abundance of zucchini, even a few broccoli en a bunch of onions.
A few red cabbages have been turned into sauerkraut and kimchi. And I hope I find the time to harvest and process the rest of the cabbage before the caterpillars eat them all.
The paprika was getting late to ripe due to the cold wetter now and then. So we had to harvest them green otherwise the paprika went bad before turning red completely.
Since we do not like the taste of green paprika I am fermenting and pickling them. Also the chilies are getting fermented.
We are so lucky to have a great potato yield. We had a number of different varieties. One did better as the other. Our favorite is the potato “Aromata” which tastes very good and gave us the best yield with a lot of very big potatoes.
While digging up the potatoes we sometimes find funny and beautiful creations of nature.
The harvest is not finished jet, but this year we have learned a lot and are very happy with al we have received from our garden.
If you have any questions about our way of gardening or otherwise, please let us know.