Garden Inspiration

Welcome to the 2015 growing season. By way of inspiration during this snowy time, I thought I’d share with you a sampling of vegetable and garden products I am still enjoying from last year’s harvest.

In the basket are russet potatoes, beets, a cabbage, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash. In jars are mixed pickled veggies, bread and butter pickles, green beans,tomatoes,  salsa and pesto. In my freezer I have chard, roasted tomatoes, and pumpkin puree. They weren’t photogenic enough for the photo op.

The potatoes, beets and cabbage have all ambitiously started to grow roots and sprouts. I am wondering if I should really eat them or just replant them! The cabbage,which I stored in the refrigerator is also growing little cabbages around the base. I also stored the beets in the refrigerator and while they are now starting to get a little soft up until a couple of weeks ago they were still crisp and firm. I can eat the softer ones and they taste fine. The squash and potatoes were stored in my basement. They do need to be eaten soon or I could cook and freeze them. The vegetables pictured are just a few of the ones I have left to eat.

So, as you page through your seed catalogs, be sure to consider some vegetables for storing. You will enjoy having them in the depths of winter.

Think Spring! Ellen Karelitz, Garden Steward, Wagon Hill Community Gardenstorage vegetables