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Garden Update | Week 4

It was a balmy 40 degrees outside today. I’m not letting the cool weather stop me and have managed to get a jump on a garden this year turning my kitchen into a stand-in greenhouse.

Today, I decided to replant the overgrown lettuce in my Bounty Elite Aerogarden and started 8 pods of various heirloom lettuces including Deer Tongue, Red Sails, and Black Seeded Simpson. In the last pod, I transplanted my chives from my Aerogarden Farm Plus as it was being overcrowded by my humongous basil plant.

I finally transplanted the first seeds, various tomatoes plants, I started in the Jiffy peat pellets to bigger 3″ peat pots. I should have transplanted them several weeks ago and I think I starved them for nutrients leaving them in the pellets too long causing the leaves to turn yellow slightly. I will just have to see how they do.

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In my Aerogarden Farm Plus, the dill and basil are out of control and I need to get them cut and preserved somehow. I’ve tried to preserve herbs before in a dehydrator with no luck, so this time I might try freezing them. My two cherry tomatoes plants are growing and have blossoms on them; however, I am seeing a lot of curled and discolored leaves. What I have concluded from some research is this might be a nutrition deficiency, and while I’m following the recommended nutrient schedule, I might need to up the amount a bit.

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What I’m most excited about are the seeds I started in the Farm XL seed starting system a few weeks ago just kind of messing around. I started cucumbers, eggplants, zucchini, and Brussel sprouts and they are actually doing really well. I’m worried that they will get too big and tangled before I can get them into the garden. I just received my seed order from Baker Creek Seed Company and started those seeds yesterday in the seed starting system. I can’t wait to see peppers, tomatoes, and some luffa grouds starting to pop up!

Now, if I could get the weather to warm up enough to get some stuff in the ground outside…

Hot Pepper Jelly for the Larder, Mild and Delicious

Amy harvested the last of this season’s bounty from her garden boxes and made some mild and delicious hot pepper jelly last night. Helping her, I was amazed at how easy and quick it was. And how yummy it turned out.

We used last year’s honey harvest for this recipe and next year, if we are able to make hot pepper jelly again, we hope to have some homemade apple cider vinegar to use as well. Read more

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