July Harvesting in the Victory Garden (new pics 7-28-13)

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  1. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Starting to get some great veggies.  Some have hidden under monster sized leaves and have gotten big.  I actually have gotten 2 beautiful heads of cabbage too.  Here are some pics.

    These were from Friday and went into my Blue Ribbon Salsa

    1st cabbage!  They did make it!

    Other veggies

    2nd heads of cabbage!  They smell great!

    Thanks for looking!

    Last edited: Jul 9, 2013
  2. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Mighty fine Havest the Miss Kat... I wish I could get something growing other than dirt in my yard... ill try again next season ...
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welllll......my monster squash plant died!  Or it was on the way to being a DNR!  Squash bugs got into it...with all the rain we have had it was ugly looking....pulled it out today.

    BUT....I have some gorgeous cabbages!  YES!  They did grow and the buggies didn't eat them all! SEE!

    Have one more that didn't make it in the picture!  I see some fermented kraut coming!

    Also...have some more stuff that I got from the garden today....but this was the 1st pic.

    Thanks for looking!

    Last edited: Jul 15, 2013
  4. Nice! I just harvested my first 2 white icicle radishes! Little cooler here than in your neck of the woods!

    Cabbage looks great!
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am with Alesia. I have green small tomatoes, my peppers are still a fantasy and I have only been able to harvest cool season crops, spinach, lettuce, snow peas. Oh well. No point in being jealous of a great garden. I'll just congratulate Kat on a fine looking crop and go back to my garden and dream.Disco
  6. Kat

    That is going to be some fine eats My garden is starting to payoff.

    Happy smoken.

  7. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am impressed with summer cabbages. [​IMG]  . All the gardens here have now cooked and are gone. I miss the old days when at worst a wind storm would lay down the corn or heaven forbide you needed to water the garden.

    So Kraut or Chow-chow? I think Chow chow is a lost food, you never see or hear of it anymore. Probably in the grocery store right by the spiced peaches and crab apples. <sighs>

    NIce lookin Cabbages.
  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Possibly both Foam.....I have those cleaned up and the smallest one steaming (boiling) right now for part of my dinner.  I am going to see what recipe I want to try....could make a green tomato chow chow....have plenty of those too.

    Will get some more pics in a bit of what I picked today and post later on.

    I am just happy that they Made it!

    Last edited: Jul 15, 2013
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They didn't just make it, some one took care of 'em. [​IMG]
  10. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Some fine veggies you have there, I was unable to plant a spring garden, but I will be on top of a fall garden though........
  11. Great looking harvest Kat!
    I've never had luck with cabbage.
    My tomatoes are kickin' butt right now.
    Made my first batch of salsa (actually a Pico de Gallo) a couple of days ago.
    Cucumbers are having a hard time with the heat.
    Peppers are all doing well.
    Egg plant and zuchinni doing well also.
    Continued luck with your harvests.
  12. Kat

    When I see cabage. I think pork or shrimp egg rolls[​IMG]

  13. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Looks good.foamheart you can find chow chow all over here . Some restraunts serve it with fish on fridays and most stores have it. Most southerners love picked stuff. I could take you to a bar or 2 that you could get pigs feet and eggs.
  14. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Me too, my mom makes some of the best I have ever eaten..........
  15. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Best Cabbage I have ever seen out of a home garden. I had some friends in NJ that planted huge gardens every year and only got Softball sized Cabbage and Lettuce every year. On the Chow Chow subject. I live on the edge of PA Dutch / Amish country. By next month and continuing until fall, you don't need to go to far to pass houses with a table full of homemade Chow Chow and an Honesty Cash Box in the front yard. Of course you need to look for tight seals and the product gets refrigerated just in case...JJ
  16. Can you explain Chow Chow to an ignorant California Boy?
  17. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jaybone.....I have put my canning book in the black hole somewhere in the house.  When I find it I can tell you everything that is in it.

    It's basically a relish.  Has tomatoes, cabbages, onions, peppers and other goodies from the Garden in it.  Its chopped and cooked down to a soft relish.

    When I was a kid...we would put the chow-chow as a topping on peas and beans....like others do chopped onions.  Was yummy.  The Chow-chow can be sweet all the way to savory.

    Chef Jimmy....the largest of this cabbage...was 13 inches across.

  18. Fine looking veggies Kat!  [​IMG]    Do you have a big problem with squash vine borers? I didn't get to have my garden this year (it seems life had other plans for me...)  so I'm gonna drool over your pics the rest of the summer  [​IMG]
  19. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Kat what variety of cabbage was that, looks sorta like Rio Verde.
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    KAt your bounty looks great. So far here we have harvested 4 pea pods, and a couple pieces of lettuce! We did see some okra pods starting to form though.

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