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To: greeneyes

Still counting the days until I can start planting in the spring. I can’t remember ever getting this tense about gardening. There’s something in the air, and I don’t like it.

Finally starting to get this year’s seed catalogs! I’ve been going through last year’s over and over for no reason at all. I just needed that gardening fix.

Thought I had my garden planned out already, but the plan is changing. Last summer I made some zucchini pickle relish for my mom, she’s the only one in the family who eats pickles regularly. I’m sensitive enough to onions that I can’t even be in the same room when they’re being cut, so for the pickle recipe I used frozen pearl onions instead of fresh. Mom said she had been kind of eating around the onion and pepper peices, but a week or so ago she accidentally bit into one of those onions, and fell in love. Then earlier this week the same thing happened with one of the pepper chunks. So, now I’m making room for onions and bell peppers. I already have the pepper seeds in my stash, but I’ll be looking for some eqyptian walking onions to grow this spring.
(Mom says “After eating one of those pickled peppers, I finally understand why Peter Piper picked a peck of them!”)

Tinkering with designs for a pedal-powered garden tractor. Maybe if there’s leftover wood from building my fence I might try making a prototype.


11 posted on 11/30/2012 1:10:44 PM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: Ellendra

I always make a refrigerator pickle and put slices of red onion in it. Those onions are my favorite to put on a salad.

Haven’t ever tried the pickled peppers though. Maybe I’ll put up a few jars of pickled peppers and onions next summer.


15 posted on 11/30/2012 3:20:02 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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